Today on Follow that Somm, we’re headed to Nicola Marzovilla’s i Trulli and Sottosuolo for some homestyle Pugliese cooking. He is the owner of these sister restaurants (the first of their kind in New York City), as well as two vineyards in Tuscany. He teaches us what to look for when tasting and pairing Italy’s most famous grape, Sangiovese. Nicola also walks us through the differences between Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, and Super Tuscans. For today’s pairings, Puglia meets Tuscany with two of i Trulli’s traditional dishes: Mom’s homemade Orecchiette with Rabbit Ragu and Rack of Lamb with Fava e Chicoria. This episode serves up warm and cozy pairings that are perfect for this crisp fall weather.
The first wine tasted with Nicola is his Chianti Classico Riserva, from his vineyard in Panzano, Tuscany.
Nicola’s second wine is a 100% Sangiovese Super Tuscan Anfiteatro, grown on his vineyard outside of Florence in the town of Impruneta.