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Brut 47, newborn to our ‘sparkle heaven’

Since its very beginning over 70 years ago, Canella has had a penchant for two things above all: sparkle and innovation.

Our newest bollicine is a welcome addition to the range of Canella sparkling wines, with a special affinity for the on-trade market thanks to its solid quality and great value. A blend of Glera and Chardonnay or Pinot Bianco (depending on the respective vintage quality), Brut 47 is light straw yellow in color, with subtle and persistent perlage and a classic bouquet of breadcrust and croissant; crisp and lightly tannic on the palate, ideally paired with fish, fresh cheese and white meat.

Tasted 100% blind: Canella Prosecco Superiore Ranked 2nd out of 100!

More kudos for our pinnacle Prosecco: we had barely finished toasting to the recent Falstaff Sparkling Trophy, when news of a further international accolade reached us: Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World 2007, tasted 100 Proseccos blind and our Valdobbiadene Superiore Extra Dry DOCG was second out of the hundred tasted.

This is what Andreas wrote: “Canella – Prosecco: pale straw colour with young energetic bubbles. Some autolytic notes, pale stone fruit, pear and slight nuttiness on the nose. Medium weight, good grip, balanced dosage, creamy texture, fresh stone fruit notes and rather long finish. A bit more depth and complexity than most other wines this session. 88/100

 

 

Vinitaly is just round the corner!

There’s a lot to look forward to these days: the early overtures of spring after a pretty chilly coda to winter, the joys of colorful Easter egg hunts with your kids and… the year’s major wine fair, Vinitaly, April 7-10.
As always, we’ll be there: you may remember the spot, it’s Pavilion 5, Stand E, as usual!

A Venetian in Vienna: our Prosecco DOCG wins Falstaff Sparkling Trophy

We are delighted to announce that Austria’s Falstaff Magazin has awarded our vintage Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG 91/100 points in its Falstaff Weinguide 2018/19.

This is a truly momentous seal of approval, coming as it does from the most widely read wine & food publication… in a country well known for its scintillating lifestyle and gourmet tastes.

The review praised the Valdobbiadene’s “silvery hues and subtle perlage. Cool, aloof bouquet and light herbaceous notes. Crisp, fresh and fruity on the palate, precise and bold, with distinctive balance and harmony.”

Care to waltz, anyone?

Prowein 2019

Thousands of wine professionals flock to the Düsseldorf trade fair annually. This year, thousands of professionals in love with Venetian sparkle will enjoy a very special “date” – March 17th through 19th – with their favorite Canellas
With Tommaso Canella and Fabio Lunardi, visitors will be able to taste our Bellini, Rossini and Mimosa cocktails, our Prosecco DOCG Superiore and admire our Prosecco DOC’s brand new packaging.
You can’t miss us… at Pavilion 16, Stand 16H82.

Is life a cocktail or what?

 Comedians can be seriously committed, and still great fun. A case in point is Giacomo Poretti, aka “Giacomino” or “little Giacomo” for his diminutive size. A member of one of Italy’s funniest and most successful comedic trios ever, Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo, he is also a very generous man, greatly involved in charity work with his beautiful wife Daniela. His passion for the stage dates from childhood, nurtured at the Sunday school theater of don Giancarlo, his native town’s gruff and kindly priest; so it is not surprising that he volunteered a filmed testimonial of “Growing up at Sunday School” (“Cresciuto in oratorio”), a short documentary to benefit Lombardy’s 2,300 Catholic Sunday schools or “oratori” (which actually function all week long, and provide a valuable cocktail of education, spiritual guidance, sports activities, games and entertainment for children and teens, for free). The Canellas were honored to accompany both Giacomo and Daniela to the Venice Film Festival for the movie’s premiere, sharing Bellini cocktails and a great deal of wholesome laughter.

 

 

Graziella Bellini: Italian icons connect

Italy’s very first folding bike, Graziella, was a masterpiece of Italian design, as graceful as its name, and every bit as feminine. Launched in the early Sixties, a carefree era of nonchalance and elegance, booming economy and dawning emancipation for women, it redesigned how Italians viewed cycling: beautiful yet highly practical, easy to fold and stow in the car for maximum flexibility, its success soon crossed the national borders and became an icon of Italian style, whose adverts starred the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Salvador Dalí.

Now, restyled, rejuvenated and looking as svelte, lovely and light as ever, the Venetian-born beauty is doubling up with another Venetian classic, and Bottecchia bike manufacturers have collaborated with the Canella winery to create a limited-edition Graziella Bellini, peachy fresh for our times…

Its Bellini pink chassis proudly bears the Graziella and Bellini logos, and is complemented by the coolest basket you’ll ever see – a fun plexiglass item that looks like an ice bucket (and carries two Bellini bottles, for those of us who can’t do without our peach cocktail…).

The official launch will be on Italian television, during one of the most popular RaiUno shows, “I Migliori Anni”, on May 26, hosted by Carlo Conti and Anna Tatangelo. If you miss it, though, don’t worry: you’ll be able to see it up close throughout the month of August in Eataly stores in Chicago, Boston and New York City.