in White and Red
Wine or no Wine? That was not the question as far as accente was concerned. We wanted our very own wine. Not just any wine, but a special one. One that would satisfy the exacting demands we place on enjoyment and quality. And above all one that shows that we are only strong if we work together. In short: a wine just like the accente brand.
The Best of Each Grape Variety
We chose two Cuvées. A red one and a white one. Cuvée is made from several grape varieties, whereby the right mix and balance are of the essence. Each grape variety contributes with its very own nuances to the final result. Our goal was to create a type of wine that has very distinct characteristics. It’s not that we are against pure wine. However, it’s just like in life: together we are stronger. Apart from the term Cuvée, there is an even better one for this type of wine: Mariage, i.e. marriage.
This is how accente has named its red and white wine. And that name says it all. We did not buy any ready-made wine and labelled it. Instead, the wine was created in close cooperation with two parties, so that a trio was involved. Let us introduce the protagonists. We collaborated with a young German female vintner on the white wine and with an Italian vintner family on the red wine. Both share the same philosophy on life and business philosophy as accente: set yourself the highest standards and always offer the best quality. On an individual basis and jointly. And do so with great passion. Completing the trio: accente. Not to mention the fact that there is, of course, this all-encompassing unifying element: a sense of enjoyment.
The Cuvée White
This Cuvée is a blend of 45% Müller-Thurgau and 40% Riesling plus 15% Sauvignon Blanc, resulting in a fresh, fruity yet fine and mild taste experience. This wine goes with many dishes and can also be perfectly enjoyed on its own. The woman behind the wine is Angelina Schmücker (http://angelina-schmuecker.de), a young woman owning a small vineyard in Rhine-Hesse. She does neither come from a family of winemakers, nor does she hail from that region. However, she wanted to realize a childhood dream, and she is living it now. She changed career in her new adopted home state, where she creates her very own wine with intuition, feeling and expertise. Strong in character, while amenable.
The Cuvée Red
50% Marzemino Nero, 35% Carménère, and 15% Pinot Nero form the basis for a harmoniously balanced red wine. It appeals with its spicy, elegant and smooth full body. The Cuvée Red is a classic accompaniment, which can be enjoyed throughout the evening. The winemakers: the Gottardi family in Veneto, who are all passionate about making wine. The Contra Soarda family winery (https://www.contrasoarda.it/) is comparatively young: In 1999, the parents, Gloria and Mirco, decided to turn land, which had been fallow for a long time, into a living terrain for nature and grapes. Very hard work indeed. However, it has been worth their while, and their success has proven them right. Today, the second generation, Eleonora and Marcello, work together with their parents to jointly continue the legacy and preserve the good reputation earned.
Capturing Nature in a Bottle
As is the case with accente, the decisive factor for the two wineries is not so much the label, but rather sustainability, a credo they live by. And craftsmanship, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Respect for nature, living in and with nature. Environmentally conscious cultivation, selective harvesting, an extensive ripening process. This is the only way to produce authentic wine that is full of character. Always with the goal in mind to make the complex interplay of the soil, climate and weather conditions recognizable and literally “tastable” by the glass. Only those who put good grapes into the cellar are rewarded with good wine. This involves a lot of work, and no tricks. After all, fine taste nuances do not develop in the cellar, but rather originate from the grape.
Where is the Wine Served?
accente has given a lot of thought to that, too. It‘s like the famous ”Champagnerlaune”, i.e. the festive mood. Champagne is served to mark special occasions and selected events, when there is a gathering of people that you do not meet all too often and wish to toast that special occasion. Or else, when you just want to enjoy a good wine. What applies to champagne is also true of accente wine. It is not always served, and not everywhere. However, it is always there when exclusive moments are to be “accentuated” by something exquisite. Needless to say, you can also buy our wine. A limited number will be available in selected fairshops.Thanks to its elegant design, the bottle itself is already an eye catcher but the true pleasure only unfolds once it is opened.