Viking Line's new vessel wines for 2020-2021
On 1 January 2020 three new vessel wines will be added to Viking Line's cruise ship. The vessel wines sold in the restaurants, bars and duty-free shops on board are replaced every three years and are of high quality at a good price. News for the years 2020-2021 is a German white wine, an Italian red wine and a dry prosecco. It too Viking Line exclusively developed the champagne Essential at Essi continues to be the ship's champagne.
Every year, Viking Line sells more than 3 million liters of wine on its seven vessels, making the shipping company one of the largest wine retailers in the Nordic region. The wide range consists of approximately 600 different wine varieties that can be purchased in the vessels restaurants, bars and duty free shops.
- We see continued great interest in wine with an increased demand for everything from sparkling to rosé, red and white. Very exciting wine is produced in the world where we have the opportunity to test both large well known and slightly less recent suppliers and sometimes even take in exclusive smaller batches of wine that are not sold elsewhere. We are honored to offer Viking Line's 6,5 million annual travelers a great wine experience and encourage our travelers to ask our knowledgeable staff if they want to learn more, says Kim Engblom, Tax Free Manager Sales & Purchasing Viking Line.
Wine from Germany, Italy and France
The ship's new white wine Craft Riesling comes from the innovative wine collective PLOB GmbH collective and is a dry Riesling from the Mosel. The red wine is full and fruity Edizione Apassimento produced in Italian Puglia. Also the ship's new sparkling, Val d'Oca Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry comes from Italy, but from the Valdobbiadene region. The ship's champagne continues to be Essential by Essi for Viking Line, produced exclusively for the shipping company in collaboration with Finland's first Master of Wine Essi Avellan and the prestigious champagne house Piper-Heidsieck.
The new vessel wines are available for sale on board all Viking Line vessels from 1 January 2020. The limited edition wine is also sold in limited edition Masi Brolo Campofiorin Library Release which is only offered on board Viking Line's vessels at the price of SEK 259.
Boat wines 2020-2021
Vessels white: Craft Riesling, 99 ISK
The dry riesling of the German PLOB GmbH collective comes from Mosel in southwestern Germany. The grapes grown on steep slopes give the wine a flavorful and floral aroma. Mosel is known for its high quality, often light wines with high acidity.
Ship red: Edizione Apassimento, 99 SEK
This soft, full and harmonious red wine produced in Italian Puglia consists of 40 percent Nero di Troia, 30 percent Primitivo and 30 percent Merlot. Among the flavors are plums, cherries and black currants, with shades of cocoa and vanilla. The wine is particularly good for meat and cheese. The red wine comes in a lighter bottle which lowers the carbon footprint by 20 percent.
Vessel's sparkling Val d'Oca Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry, 99 SEK
Near Venice in Valdobbiadene, a prosecco is produced with a light and floral character, pleasant acidity and ease. The sparkling wine, which consists of 85 percent Glera and 15 percent Pinot and Chardonnay works well both as companion wines and for fish dishes.
The ship's champagne: Piper-Heidsieck Essential Cuvée Reserve by Essi Avellan for Viking Line, 399 SEK
Essential at Essi has a wonderfully roasted character, full of aromas from fresh and dried fruits. The champagne has a creamy soft, full and vibrant taste and is suitable both as an aperitif, a social drink and for different types of food.