Prelius, A New Organic Wine From Italy

Prelius, A New Organic Wine From Italy

Organic wine isn’t just a California thing. The Stianti Mascheroni family which grows grapes in Tuscany’s Maremma region is debuting its first vintage of Prelius wines worldwide this spring. Prelius wines are made with grapes grown in organically farmed vineyards managed by Federica Mascheroni Stianti, daughter of Castello di Volpaia proprietors Giovannella Stianti and Carlo Mascheroni.

The winery will debut two wines in May 2009, the 2008 Vermentino and the 2007 Morello di Prile. The Vermentino offers a chance to try a white wine that is a bit different than the usual Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. It is made with 100 percent of the varietal by the same name and has fresh pineapple and apple flavors with floral aromas. The Morello di Prile is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The Vermentino is $16 and the Morello di Prile is $22.

By Deidre Woollard | Source :: www.luxist.com