Five Star Cellars-Stellar

Stellar-Walla Walla Valley
Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: 50% Pepperbridge, 35% Pheasant Run, 7% Heather Hill, 5% Frazier Bluff, 3% Seven Hills
Cooperage: 100% New European Oak

This stylish wine delivers aroma and flavors of dark cherry with spicy French Oak.  Silky and sleek texture, integrated tannins and the long layered finish put on a beautiful show.  This is an elegant wine that will only improve with age.

Domodimonti-Picens

Picens is Domodimonti’s elemental wine. Its special varietal composition, a blend of Montepulciano, Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, is what makes this wine so engaging and alluring. Its aroma sends a sensation of red fruits, particularly blackberries, raspberries and black cherries. The wine’s attack is soft and round. Its evolution within the pallet progresses towards a moderately acidic impression, confirming its distinguished freshness and young age. The final savor emanating from the wine designates a long, intense and persistent essence without being overly angular.

Picens is an approachable wine that represents Francesco Bellini’s wife, Marisa. She is the caregiver of the family. She is simple and naïve at times, just like her wine. Picens is a delicate, lighter wine that is easily drinkable, and appropriate for any occasion.

The Bacchus represented on the label is a picture taken of a 200 year old fresco done by the artist Nardini, which is located on the front exterior wall of the Bellini’s apartment in the Old Town of Ascoli Piceno. It can be seen by the public at Piazza del Popolo (The People’s Square). Bacchus represents the god of wine and was viewed by the Romans as the supporter of civilization, a lawgiver, and lover of peace. He was also regarded as the patron deity of both agriculture and the theater. Marisa Bellini has chosen this picture for the label of Picens because of the powerful representation Bacchus has as the god of wine, and the connection that it holds with the Roman era of winemaking.

The name Picens originates from the Roman times. A part of the region of Le Marche which is now divided into five provinces: Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Fermo and Macerata, Pesaro/Urbino used to be a part of the ancient territory Picenum. In Roman times, wine from Picenum was called “Picens”. In choosing the name Picens for her wine, Marisa Bellini wanted to bring a small part of history back; Picens, a name that was so frequently used but that was lost with time.

 

Domodimonti-IL Messia

Il Messia is a Domodimonti Red Wine.Il Messia is a wine that is gifted with an assortment of aromas. Compared to Picens, Il Messia is more robust. This wine’s bouquet has a hint of mature red fruits granted its blend of Montepulciano and Merlot. Having revealed its first distinguishable aroma, Il Messia further divulges its spicy scented mix with a trace of vanilla, which originates from its duration in oak barrels and a long period of refinement in the bottle. After having aged a few years in glass, Il Messia’s perfume becomes delicate and mild, thus embodying the earthly talents of the territory.

This wine’s outermost intricacy, extraordinary papillary intensity, and persistency is a fine representation of Francesco Bellini’s sons Roberto and Carlo. Their strong and vibrant personalities always make their presence felt in any room they enter. For this reason, Domodimonti’s full-bodied wine, Il Messia has been dedicated to them.

The violin that outlines the label of this wine represents Antonio Stradivari, one of the most famous violin makers in history. His instruments are considered amongst the finest stringed instruments ever produced. To this day they are highly prized and are still played by world-class musicians. Carlo and Roberto have named their wine after one of the most famous of Stradivari’s violins, “The Messiah.” This violin remained in Stradivari’s workshop until his death in 1737, after which it was sold and owned by various collectors before making its way to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. As a condition in the will of the former owner, the Museum can never allow anyone to play the violin. Today, the violin still remains unplayed and it is in its original state as when it was made in 1716. This has rendered it one of the most valuable Stradivarius instruments ever made. The wine has been named Il Messia as a symbol of perfection, similar to Stradivari’s violin.