Tasting notes: Gaja – Sito Moresco Langhe 2008 – home made pizza…

Sito Moresco is an entry level wine from Gaja, which is Italy’s one of the legendary producers. The wine comes from “Langhe” located in Piemonte region – northwest of Italy. This 2008 vintage is a blend of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which has a deep ruby color with some violet highlights.

The alcohol level is quite high with 14,5% which you can feel seriously on the front nose. Black berries, plum, violet, vanilla and some buttery notes are significant on the nose.

On the palate you feel very nice fruity notes especially blackberry and plum flavors. With acidity between medium – high level and medium body the wine’s tannins are quite soft which makes it easy to drink. However, there is bitterness on the medium length finish which I believe due to the high acidity.

Actually the wine was better than I was expecting. It is especially good for such an entry level wine from Gaja – and of course, it is hard to find low quality wines from such a producer.

Well, we made a pizza at home beside the wine… While we are making the pizza at home we use granite stone. We spread the pizza dough on the granite and put in the oven as it is, in order to reach a better level for the dough… Actually, this pizza was a “mixed” style in terms of ingredients, but, I think it was pretty good, though. We made the pizza dough from Ipek Hanim Farm’s “wheat flour” and we used ingredients from the same farm such as “Turkish yellow cheese from sheep’s milk”, eggplant, capsicum, dried tomatoes and dried hot chili peppers. I also put some extra local “Circassian cheese” and “Ermenek matured cheese” which I purchased from a service area located on Duzce – Istanbul highway.  Finally we added some chopped parsley and freshly grounded parmiggiano reggiano on the top of the pizza. I was satisfied from the result, but in any case, we will be working on the pizza dough in the near future again…

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About Murat Mumcuoglu

Crazy about wine & gastronomy... Chef & Owner of Istanbul's smallest tapas bar "Hola Panini & Tapas" located in Moda district...
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