style="text-align: center;">VIAS IMPORTS DEBUTS “ACINUM”– THE FIRST PROPRIETARY WINE IN THE VIAS PORTFOLIO
New York-based Fine Wine Importer Brings Collection Produced Under the Careful Direction of Fabrizio Pedrolli, Founder & Chairman, to U.S. Market
New York City, August 27, 2015 — Vias Imports, Ltd., the leading importer of Italian wine in the U.S. market, proudly announces the debut of Acinum, the first-ever proprietary wine within the Vias portfolio, created by Vias chairman, Fabrizio Pedrolli in collaboration with oenologist Enrico Paternoster. Produced in the Veneto region of Italy, Acinum (translating to “grape” in Latin) offers top-quality bottlings from a region that exemplifies Italian wine excellence at a reasonable price for consumers. To be released nationwide in September 2015, Acinum is available in five 750-ml. offerings: Prosecco Extra Dry DOP ($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 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.
“The US market is flooded with Italian wines, and it is my goal to always present American consumers with the best that Italy has to offer,” notes Mr. Pedrolli. “I am very passionate about the styles represented in the Acinum line, and we make these products with the utmost care and precision to guarantee the quality of the wine inside the bottle.”
To safeguard quality standards, Mr. Pedrolli is involved in all aspects of production, from vineyard site selection to bottling. Mr. Pedrolli selected the five wines for Acinum as a representation of key markers in Italian wine history, and a collection of Italian staples that Mr. Pedrolli would also like to see increase in prominence within the US market.
With over forty years in the Italian wine business, Mr. Pedrolli’s extensive 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, and ultimately, for U.S. consumers.
The Vias portfolio comprises a vast collection of over 200 native indigenous varietals that embody the distinct character and terrain of each of Italy’s diverse regions. Mr. Pedrolli’s unrelenting search for top quality expressions ensures that consumers are getting the best, most authentic Italian wine experience when they purchase any of the Vias wines, and Acinum represents the apex of this experience.
Acinum is a collection of exquisite wines selected by Fabrizio Pedrolli in order to enrich the Vias portfolio with the best Italian territories and wineries. Produced in partnership with oenologist Enrico Paternoster, the goal of Acinum is to represent in the United States the authentic heritage of indigenous grapes that makes Italian wine unique to the world. This selection starts from the historical wine areas of Veneto, Negrar in Valpolicella and Montforte d’Alpone in Soave. Fabrizio Pedrolli, founder and chairman of Vias Imports, is proud to present these expressions of high quality, indicative Italian wines to the American market.
Vias Imports Ltd., established in 1983, is the leading importer of Italian fine wines in the US market. Throughout the company’s history, Vias has discovered and brought to the US high quality, unknown but distinctive Italian wines that have become staples on wine lists and retail shelves throughout the US, including Produttori del Barbaresco and Damilano. Vias’s Italian portfolio is one of the richest and most complete in the industry, representing the finest wineries from all over Italy. Vias is the leader in discovering and importing fine Italian wines and unknown producers to the US as well as educating America’s wine trade about these great wines with innovative educational programs.