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Penne all'Arrabbiata

Penne Arrabbiata

Penne all'Arrabbiata is pasta with a spicy tomato sauce.

Pairing Suggestions

Lambrusco (Italy)
Chianti (Italy)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Dolcetto (Italy)
Montepulciano (Italy)
Primitivo (Italy)
Zinfandel (USA)
Garnacha (Spain)

White Alternatives

Verdicchio (Italy)
Vermentino (Italy)
Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Gavi (Italy)


Penne all'Arrabbiata is an Italian dish, and the first choice is an Italian wine.

Quality Lambrusco with its bubbles, fruit and some rest sugar is a great match, especially if your pasta is very piccante (hot).

Sangiovese based wines (like Chianti) are perfectly suited for well-seasoned sauces. They pair perfect with both tomato-based and oil-based sauces.

The red wines above complement the acidity of the tomato sauce, are fruity and medium bodied.

A lighter combination is with crispy Italian whites that enhances the fresh vegetables (tomato, basil and garlic).

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