It’s wine o’clock! Time to sample our new Vapiano house wine.
We’re extremely proud to introduce the latest addition to the Vapiano family – our very own house wine! Now you can enjoy a glass of Vapiano’s own crisp white, full-bodied red or a sparkling Prosecco. We spoke to wine importer Johannes Kemnitz about the new “Vapiano Selezione”.
As well as our own homemade Vapiano Ice Cream you can now also sample a glass or two of the new Vapiano house wine. Our “Vapiano Selezione” has something for everyone – a sprightly white or “Bianco”, a mellow “Rosso” or a sparkling Prosecco Spumante. And best of all they’re all suitable for vegans. We asked importer Johannes Kemnitz, who’s supplied Vapiano with wine for years, all about the new selection.
wine-expert Johannes Kemnitz talks about the Vapiano wine
Hello Mr Kemnitz! Thanks for taking the time to chat to us today. First things first: what makes a good wine?
Obviously the taste is paramount. A good wine embodies the characteristics of the grape, the region it comes from and the vintage. It should have a harmonious, balanced flavour. The winemaker’s own individual note and expertise are what make an outstanding wine.
Which three words would you choose to describe Vapiano’s new house wines?
Vapiano’s Bianco is fruity, lively and crisp. The Rosso is full-bodied, warm and velvety. The Prosecco is sparkling, fresh and elegant.
The new Vapiano wines are all vegan. What does that mean exactly? And do they taste different to other wines?
It’s impossible to taste whether the grapes in your wine come from a vegan vineyard so the answer is no. Vegan wine is produced without using any animal products. Other wines are often clarified or “fined” using albumen – known as egg white to you and I. But no animal products at all are used to produce our Vapiano house wines.
Where do the new Vapiano wines come from?
All three wines are made at top vineyards in Northern Italy. The white wine is a Pinot Grigio from the Grave area of the Friuli region, which produces some of Italy’s best white wines. The Vapiano Rosso is a blend or “cuvee” of Merlot and Corvina grapes and comes from selected vineyards around the city of Verona in the Veneto region. Vapiano’s new Prosecco is particularly exclusive and hails from near Asolo. Wines and sparkling wines from this region are subject to some of the tightest controls in Italy.
Sounds good. What did you look for when selecting the wines?
The quality was especially important, which isn’t always the case for house wines. We talked to our top suppliers about which wines would meet the criteria and made our selection based on the results. The Vapiano team were thrilled with our choices.
And we are too! Thank for the interview Mr Kemnitz!
What tastes best to your Vapiano-Wine
Which of the new Vapiano wines tastes best with your meal? We’re here to help. For fans of hearty dishes like our Insalata Reef and Beef or a Pizza Salami we recommend a full-bodied red. Our crisp Bianco complements lighter dishes such as our Insalata Cesare or Pasta Pomodoro. Or kick start your evening with a glass of sparkling Prosecco. Notes of apple and other white fruits harmonise perfectly with Bruschetta. Need more advice? Our Vapianisti are always happy to answer any questions you have. And FYI: our wine tastes just as good in the comfort of your own home. Why not pick up a bottle to go?
Our new Vapiano wines aren’t the only new addition to our wine list. Just like our menu we completely overhauled our wine list in summer too. As well as our new selection of house wines, all the other new wines are marked so you can see immediately which you’d like to sample. How about a glass of our refreshingly fruity Côtes de Gascogne IGP rosé or a sumptuous red Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore D.O.C.? Saluta!