Stella Flora


I’m in Verona for the Vinitaly  trade show, but on Saturday we planned a trip to one of the show’s “Anti-Vinitaly” demonstrations.  These events are smaller, more targeted gatherings held adjacently to the big she-bang.  I love discovering new wineries and tasting new wines at these events.  At Vini Veri we found one stand-out at the Maria Pia Castelli booth- a crystal-clear, bright yellow (almost orange?) wine made from the Marche’s indigenous grapes like Trebbiano, Malvasia and Pecorino.  The wine is called Stella Flora- an accurate description meaning something like “floral star”. The wine smelled like fresh jasmine flowers and green tea, and had an oily texture and a punctuated acidity.  The fruit component was all over-ripe yellow plum and tangerines.

One shining star in the sea of beautiful vino Italiano.

So many wines, so little time!

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I love all things Italian: the beautiful country of Italia, the Italians themselves, the language, the food… and above all, I love Italian wine. The people I meet in my charmed life are fascinating, the wines are extraordinary. I needed a special place like this to write about them, and to remember them.

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4 Responses

  1. talkavino

    yeah, this is definitely a problem with all of the big wine events – overwhelming…

  2. Paolo

    Joanie! That’s why the best you could do is to travel a lot and visit wine estates! And don’t forget to came to Valtènesi!


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