Jim Santangelo of Trio Park City has a theme in mind when it comes to his wine list. Certainly food and wine go hand in hand, but there’s some strategic planning placed upon the method to this Sommelier’s madness. Covering all bases from California to Tuscany, Santangelo aims to compliment and enhance the flavors of each individual dish, highlighting characters that could only come through with the addition of the perfect wine. Here are a few that we enjoy while dining at this new Park City bistro.
- Carpazo Sangiovese, Tuscany
Blue fruits, red fruits, spice and lots of personality. The Carpazo sangiovese is an approachable and uncomplicated representation of Tuscany, a region in western Italy where this grape runs the show. A great starter if you’re interested in getting into Italian wines. This one over-delivers with great value at only $8 a glass. Pair this fun and fruity red with the ever-popular rosemary flatbread with goat cheese, roasted peppers, and caramelized onions. The flatbread’s savory herb notes shine when joined with this old world gem.
Il Faggio Vermentino, Lodi, California
Il Faggio Winery brings some uniqueness to the table in that they specialize in Italian grapes, grown in Lodi, California. Vermentino thrives in this warmer growing region because it doesn’t require cooler temperatures to maintain its natural acidity. Sauvignon Blanc drinkers- this lesser known white is for you! With its complex flavors, vermentino pairs with a range of dishes from salads to fried foods. We love it with the calamari a la Plancha; the higher acidity cuts through the fried batter ending in pure harmony.
San Guido ‘Sassicaia,’ Tuscany
And then to pull out the big guns, there’s the highly acclaimed Sassicaia. This is the wine that started it all, receiving its claim to fame as one of the first “Super Tuscans”. This term is used to describe red wines from Tuscany that are permitted to include the use of non-indigenous grapes, specifically merlot, cabernet sauvignon and sometimes syrah. Sassicaia is a cabernet sauvignon dominant blend with an addition of cabernet franc, which contributes the softer side to its bold personality. Enjoy with the delicious and rich Pei mussels with chorizo and mushrooms. The complex flavors of earthy mushrooms, spicy chorizo and sweet mussels truly sing when introduced to this legendary wine.
Take a voyage through these food and wine pairings at Café Trio.
6585 N Landmark Dr, Park City, UT 84098
Open Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.