If you like deep dish pizza, David from Spiced Blog has a recipe for you to try. This recipe for Deep Dish Skillet Pizza looks amazing. To make this deep dish goodness, you don’t need a special pizza pan—a cast iron skillet works perfectly. This is a perfect recipe to make for a relaxing weekend dinner with a glass of wine. Consider one of these wines to pair with this pepperoni pizza.
Deep Dish Skillet Pizza Recipe and Wine Pairing
Pizza is pretty flexible when it comes to finding a wine to pair. This pizza in particular is heavier on the bread and moderate on the sauce and toppings, leaving your options open to both white and red wines.
Sauvignon Blanc: Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc ~ $11
Sometimes you’re just craving a white wine with a hearty pizza, and Sauvignon Blanc is a nice choice with its freshness and vibrant acidity. This one has aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, and lemon peel, and is round and juicy on the palate, ending fresh, clean, and citrusy. This is a bright wine that will offset the richness of the pizza and refresh the palate.
Barbera: Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti ~ $14
Barbera’s fruit characteristics and fresh acidity make it a great candidate for pizza with red sauce and spicy toppings like pepperoni. Elegant and well-structured with juicy red berries, black cherries, flowers, and peppery spices, this particular Barbera is a complex, smooth, and robust wine at a great price.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Benziger Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon ~ $19
For something rich and hearty, try this Cabernet Sauvignon with lots of dark berry aromas, cherry, plum, and black olives. The mouth of this wine is full-bodied and structured with some flavors of cocoa, tea, rich berry fruit, and a nice savoriness that will compliment the sauce and spicy pepperoni.
Malbec: Montes Alpha Series Malbec ~ $18
This is a well-balanced Malbec with lots of ripe fruit, violets, cherries, and black pepper aromas. It is medium bodied on the palate with soft tannins, a lush mouthfeel, a balance of minerals, and a savory finish. This Malbec is a smooth and elegant choice for the rich and flavorful pizza.
Merlot: Beringer Vineyards Founders’ Estate Merlot ~ $8
For a nice value priced wine, try this approachable fruity Merlot, full of blackberry and blueberry fruit aromas and a bit of spice and plums. Well balanced on the palate with soft tannins and more rich berry fruit flavors, this is a nice fruity Merlot for everyday drinking.
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