NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accolade Wines North America has just introduced Da Luca, a stylish range of super-premium Italian wines, to the U.S. Three distinct single varietal offerings from Da Luca include Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and Prosecco and can be found in U.S. markets this spring.
According to Accolade Wines North America Vice President of Marketing Reid Stinnett, “Da Luca wines are crafted with enthusiastic and adventurous wine drinkers in mind. The contemporary packaging is intentionally striking to generate consumer interest. In addition to the packaging, we are confident that consumers will also love the wines for their rich flavors. These wines quickly gained traction in the U.K. and Europe following their introduction in 2002, and are now approaching 100,000 cases there. We anticipate that Da Luca will enjoy similar success with American consumers.”
The passion, quality and authenticity inherent in these wines are captured in each bottling thanks in no small part to the premium grapes sourced for each wine. Da Luca works closely with a number of grower-producers as far south as Puglia and the island of Sicily, to Piedmont and Venice in the northern corners of Italy, to source the highest quality fruit for each wine. The 2012 Pinot Grigio ($12-14) carries the IGT Delle Venezie appellation, which is world-renowned for producing lively and crisp white wines. The 2011 Sangiovese DOC Romagna Superiore ($12-14) is produced using grapes sourced from Emilia-Romagna, one of the oldest winegrowing regions in the country. The vibrant DOC Prosecco ($14-16) is produced from grapes grown in the cool region of Treviso and will compete in a category that has grown by an impressive 35% in the past year alone*.
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* Nielsen 52 Weeks, Total Food & Liquor, April 27, 2013
About Accolade Wines North America
Drawing on a proud heritage with Hardys, one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has matured into a global wine company with some of the world’s best-known brands including Geyser Peak, Hardys, Banrock Station and XYZin among others, which are sold in over 80 countries, including Australia, the U.K., Mainland Europe, the U.S., Canada, Japan and China. Accolade Wines North America, Inc is a California Corporation with its principal place of business at 1700 2nd Street, Suite 220, Napa, CA, 94558, USA. We invite you to visit our web site at AccoladeWinesNA.com.