Talk with Antonio about food-friendly wines…the Italian way!
Q. You often mention Moretti Wines as “food friendly wines.” Do any of your selections stand out?
Antonio Moretti: Rosso Mio (below), our blend of three Italian Varietals, Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo from Sta Rita Hills (2010). This may be our most food friendly wine – blending of the three different flavors and structures really works beautifully with an array of foods including pastas, meats, cheese, charcuterie, and of course, we also call it our (chuckling) “pizza wine!”
Q: What about a Moretti white wine that goes well with food?
AM: Moretti Vermentino (left), this was our first vintage and it was a big success. Very unusual to find, unique to this area, very approachable, fruit forward, very small amount planted but found a lot of followers so we will definitely be producing future vintages… Think cioppino, fish, chicken, fried zucchini blossoms!