Last night we went for pizza at Pizza Vita in Summit, NJ with friends Lynn and David. They have been going here for some time and wanted us to see why. The pizzas here are made in accordance with the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association, and they are the real deal and just delicious. Oh, on Tuesday nights you get two pizzas for the price of one. Quite a bargain considering the quality of these pizzas.
|Tony Pep: Crushed tomato, Soppresata, mozz, carmelized onions|
|Pizza Margherita w/ Buffalo Mozzarello|
Our first red was 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barbera d’Alba, which I decanted for 2 hours. Known for amazing old world Barolo, this is a top flight Barbera. Since the passing of Bartolo a few years ago the winemaking is in the very capable hands of his daughter Maria Teresa. Tonight’s bottle had an enticing bouquet, ripe fruit and wonderful balance. Like all great wines, the wine continued to evolve in the glass and drank beautifully. A terrific Barbera. Widely available at around $40 – Wine-Searcher.
Our final wine of the evening was 2006 Ada Nada Barbaresco Cichin. This is a traditionally made Barbaresco from an excellent producer that drinks with elegance and length as it did this evening. At about $40 it represents one of the best values in high quality Barbarescos on the market. Unfortunately it is not easy to find. David purchased this from 56º Wine, but I think it has long been sold out.