This famed dish a grand classic of Roman cooking. A simple recipe made with just a few wholesome ingredients – San Marzano tomatoes, pepperoncino, garlic, Pecorino Romano, and extra virgin olive oil – this pasta offers bold, decisive flavors making pairing wines with Penne all’Arrabbiata important so as not to upend the balance of either food or wine. Here is the advice of Sensorial Wine Analyst Luca Maroni.
Penne all’Arrabbiata with a Sardinian Nuragus
I Fiori Nuragus Pala
“Increasingly undiluted and intact, this is the strength of fruit in the aroma of Pala’s Sardinian wines. Among the whites, it is the most limpid and vivid in bouquet, standing out for pleasantness. The I Fiori Nuragus is grapey with a floral bouquet.”
This fresh white wine with delicate aromas chosen by Luca Maroni for pairing with Penne all’Arrabbiata, is produced from Sardinia’s oldest grape variety, an authentic expression of the island.
Penne all’Arrabbiata with a Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio Vistorta
“Bright and vivid in aroma, the whites of Vistorta feature an uncommon richness given the high extract of the compositional grapes. The Pinot Grigio is spectacular, made from Alsatian grand cru it showcases a rich softness, displaying an enology of transformation so limpid, that it stainlessly transpires its viticultural into premium aromatic excellence.
The appearance is that of a white superiorly endowed in extract, witnessed by the richness of the hue, yellow enhanced by gold-amber reflections. It offers a very soft olfactory disposition, with ripe fruit that is persuasive, yet still well paced. Balanced, never bitter even on the palate, it is definitely balsamic in its round and powerful persistence.”
Penne all’Arrabbiata with a Cabernet Sauvignon
Luna Selvatica Colli Piacentini Doc La Tosa
“One glass of this La Tosa is so dense and fragrant with grapes, endowed by the immense respect of its stainless enological transformation of this varietal. The spiciness of the Luna Selvatica Colli Piacentini Doc is wonderful, highlighting the sweetness of its immaculate oak blended with notes of blackberry.”