What could be better than a nice plate of linguine allo scoglio on a summer day illuminated by the sun and intoxicated by the scent of the sea? A richly flavored first course, whether served plain or flecked with tomato, linguine allo scoglio is a true triumph of seafood flavors. So, how can we choose its ideal wine pairing? Here is wine sensory analyst Luca Maroni‘s advice.
Linguine allo Scoglio with a Falanghina
Forbidden Falanghina 2016 Cantine Mucci
“Kudos to Cantine Mucci, to the enology applied here, so respectful of the taste-aroma of the native grapes that the fragrance of these wines is the scent of their fruit. Certainly, this wine is among the best of Abruzzo’s whites, a Falanghina Proibito 2016 in which the grape, as in a grand cru of Alsace, is presented with exceptional density, great clarity, and very soft palatal persuasiveness. Here is a normotype from the truly excellent varietal.
Dense, powerful, persuasive, roundly harmonious. Bewitching in its roundness, densely viscous, convexly, roundly supple. Hence the scent, deserted by anything other than flower or fruit, which does not accent those smoky-spicy notes that usually make for a somewhat rustic impression. No, here there is only floral fragrance of prime substance, its constituent grape, so soft and so fruitful. Top enology and viticulture for a great wine of such crisp, and persuasive pulp.”
Linguine allo Scoglio with a Verdicchio
Verdicchio Classico di Castelli di Jesi 2017 Vignedileo
” Compliments to Vignedileo, this glass has substantially grown in integrity, fragrance, and sharpness of aroma. Great executive oenological clarity qualifies the Verdicchio Classico di Castelli di Jesi Vignedileo.” Brilliant straw yellow in color with greenish hues, this is a beautiful wine pairing that releases a floral bouquet of hawthorn and linden with a slight hint of anise, while on the palate it is dry, fruity, demonstrating good texture with elegant mineral notes on the finish.
Linguine allo Scoglio with a blend of Chardonnay and Arneis
150 + 1 Langhe Doc Bianco 2018 Schenk
“Wines of admirable and rare organoleptic quality are present in Schenk Italia. At the origin, a virtuous and rigorous choice of viticultural raw material transformed into wines with an oenological transformation technique such as to enhance the purity, aromatic fragrance, and softness of the raw grapes.” Vinified in the heart of the Langhe and Monferrato from Chardonnay and Arneis grapes, 150 + 1 Langhe Doc Bianco, the latest wine chosen by Luca Maroni for pairing with linguine allo scoglio, has a straw-yellow color with golden highlights, and an elegant olfactory profile with floral hints combined with fruity notes making an ideal wine pairing for this dish.