A first course with creamy textures and an irresistible taste: Gnocchi alla Sorrentina. Prepared strictly at home, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina are topped with a simple, fragrant tomato basil sauce and flavored with stringy mozzarella cheese. Read on to discover the perfect wine pairings for the dish. Here’s what wine Sensorial Wine Analyst Luca Maroni suggests.
Wine Pairing – Gnocchi alla Sorrentina with a Verdicchio dei Castelli
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Querciantica Velenosi
“Certainly among the best-performing glasses of Marche is confirmed Velenosi’s. Not only for the qualitative peaks of absolute value that some wines reveal, but for the very high organoleptic average highlighted by the production as a whole. Among the white samples with the highest pleasantness index is the powerful QuerciAntica Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico”.
Bright straw yellow with greenish nuances for the first wine indicated by Luca Maroni for pairing with Gnocchi alla Sorrentina. In evidence are floral notes of honey, fruity notes of apple, peach and hints of cut grass. Of marked freshness, fruity-floral notes and the vegetable are confirmed. Good structure and final persistence. Velenosi
Wine Pairing – Gnocchi alla Sorrentina with a Greco di Tufo Novaserra
Greco di Tufo Novaserra 2017 Mastroberardino
“Of splendid analytical and sensory value is Mastroberardino’s selection of wines. A Greco di Tufo Novaserra that expresses of the variety its pulpy, majestic melon extractive at the pinnacles of maturity and expressive juiciness.”
Intense straw yellow in color, the nose displays characters of apricot, pear, apple, peach, citrus, green almond, with hints of sage and mineral hints. In the mouth, excellent acidity and sensations reminiscent of ripe fruits are appreciated. Great structure and distinct sapidity. Mastroberardino
Wine Pairing – Gnocchi alla Sorrentina with a Vermentino
Elibaria Vermentino di Gallura Còntini
“Contini is now at the top of the analytical and sensory quality of the entire region. All of the whites stand out for enological executive integrity that is surgive of their olfactory, grapey, varietal splendor. And then the extractive density, never more than this year of rare concentration.”
The Elibaria Vermentino di Gallura shows a beautiful vividness of straw color with gold highlights. Heady citrus and Mediterranean scrub sensation, hints of rosemary and light menthol notes emerge in the marine finish. Firm and fresh sip, good sapidity and fine persistence and character. Còntini