Vias Imports, Ltd., an importer of Italian wine in the U.S. market, announces the debut of the Acinum line of wine.
This new brand is the first-ever proprietary wine within the Vias portfolio. It’s created by Vias chairman, Fabrizio Pedrolli, in collaboration with oenologist Enrico Paternoster. Acinum (which translates to “grape” in Latin) is produced in the Veneto region of Italy.
To be released nationwide in September 2015, Acinum is available in five 750-ml. offerings: Prosecco Extra Dry DOP (suggested retail price: $11), Soave Classico DOP ($11), Valpolicella DOP ($16), Valpolicella Ripasso DOP ($23), and Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG ($55).
Acinum will be released on a limited edition basis only. The company says that the restricted production (only 150,000 bottles of each wine) will ensure that each bottle receives the appropriate attention to detail needed to produce exceptional wines that express the authentic heritage of each indigenous grape.
To safeguard quality standards, Pedrolli is involved in all aspects of production, from vineyard site selection to bottling. Pedrolli selected the five wines for Acinum as a representation of key markers in Italian wine history, the company says, and a collection of Italian staples that he would also like to see increase in prominence within the US market.
With over forty years in the Italian wine business, Pedrolli’s experience—founder of the Trentino-Alto Adige chapter of the AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) and first Italian secretary general of the ASI (International Sommelier Association)—provides him with the knowledge to select the highest quality Italian wines for Acinum and the Vias portfolio, the company says.
The Vias portfolio comprises a vast collection of over 200 native indigenous varietals.