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SANNIO PIEDIROSSO DOP La Guardiense
- Region: Campania
- Type: Still, red wine
- Proof: 13/13,5%
- Wine Variety: 100% Piedirosso
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Coming from vines developed and cultivated in Benevento. Maturation in stainless steel and Tonneaux of Allier and Tronçais for 9 months. Service temperature 16/18 degrees.
- Uniqueness: The particular red that take the rachis and the pedicel at the time of maturation and that recalls the red note often present on the paw of the pigeon (in fact, known in the Campania dialect as "Per'e Palummo" foot of the pigeon).
"Nothing is more useful than the sun and salt."
The Sannio Piedirosso is a vine variety and wine of ancient origins. In the 16th century it begins to speculate that the vine variety derives from the Black Palombina of the time, perhaps descending from the ancient Columbina of which we find extensive traces in Pliny's de Naturalis Historia. As anticipated, the name derives from the particular red that take the rachis and the pedicel at the time of maturation and that recall the red colour sometimes present on the foot of the pigeon.
From the Sol Levante to Milan, dreaming of the sea.
You invite your sommelier colleague from Tokyo and want to prepare a very traditional dinner of an Italian region that is not well known to her: Campania. Your friend challenges you and asks you one type of wine for dinner. You choose the Piedirosso: to start young enough to combine with a typical cured meat platter (lung sausage, Prosciutto di Pietraroja, Agerola Salami, Naples salami, Samurchio, Soppressata di Goi Cilent) and cheeses from Campania (Mozzarella di Bufala, Ricotta di Bufala , Bebè of Sorrento, Smoked Caciocavallo, Provolone di Monaco). Then you introduce a "reserve" that combines with a Zucchini Parmigiana and win the challenge with a traditional Caprese Pie to which you match an Anacapri Limoncello of homemade production, in a small ground that one of your lucky friends owns on Monte Solaro on the Island of Capri. Too bad that the dinner was held in Milan and not on the blue island.
From the Campi Flegrei to the Sannio, passing from the Amalfi coast
The Sannio Piedirosso is an essentially Campanian vine variety / wine that can be found in all areas, even if the most ancient one is the Neapolitan area of Flegrea. Precisely for this diffusion, second only to Aglianico, Piedirosso takes on very different characteristics based on the pedoclimatic characteristics of the different production sites: from the Amalfi Coast to the Sannio. Outside Campania it is authorized only in the province of Bari.