Fizzano! This Chianti was quite nice with our pizza dinner. What’s in a name? It’s not even a bit fizzy! In fact, it’s a nice little red from a boutique vineyard. Here’s what their website says about one of the wines in their repertoire:
“Arriving at the Tenuta Fizzano estate and finding yourself in front of 35 hectares of highly specialized vineyards with an enviable south-westerly exposure, featuring highly ordered rows that work their way across sinuous hillsides, it is easy to understand why ‘Chiantishire’ is renowned the world over. This is the evocative backdrop against which we harvest the grapes that will be used to produce our Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Tenuta Fizzano. Bright ruby-red in color, with ripe berry fruit overtones and a strong mineral note, it is an elegant wine that lasts and lasts on the palate. It has a verve and a character that allow it to mature over time without losing its fascination.” (source)
Fizzano! Wouldn’t Chico Marx be the perfect owner of a winery with a name like this?
As for the pizza: we defrosted a ball of dough that we froze the last time Len made pizza. He used a mixture of tomato paste, garlic, and olive oil brushed onto the crust and then just a few anchovies and some cheese. Very simple.
|Pizza and Chianti!|
This was our dinner after a long day devotedly watching all six new episodes of the Icelandic police procedural that’s now called “Entrapped.” Several years after the earlier series (called “Trapped”) ended, the two main detectives are reunited to pursue a murderous gang of motorcycle-riding, drug-smuggling, woman-abusing, obnoxious and dangerous Danish criminals. Hinrike is still the chief of police in the small town on the fjord in northern Iceland, and an amazing brave and effective police officer. Andri and his old rival Trausti join her in chasing down the bikers while also working on a murder involving a strange new-age cult. Yes, Andri still drinks milk, but this time he tries something stronger, too. Very dramatic and fun to watch.
|We enjoyed binging on Season 3 of "Entrapped." SHOWN ON NETFLIX.|