Shaina Wizov is the founder of South Florida blog, Take A Bite Out of Boca. She is an avid wine drinker with a passion for all things bubbly! In September 2019, she traveled to Northern Italy to increase her knowledge about wine and continues to educate herself regularly. Shaina is a social media influencer and content creator, working with various clients in food and beverage, fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle. You can find her on Instagram at @takeabiteoutofboca.
It seems like everywhere I look, there’s another celebrity-owned alcoholic beverage. Whether it be tequila or vodka, wine or Prosecco, sales of these beverages seem to be higher because of the name behind the label. But is the drink actually worth the hype?
Is the Della Vite Wine Any Good?
I recently set out to try a new Prosecco that has only been available to the US market for a couple months now, through an online liquor retailer called ReserveBar. Developed by third generation Italian winemakers along with the famed Delevingne sisters, Della Vite (which means from the vine) is a sustainably produced, vegan Prosecco that can be said to rival that of my favorite Prosecco brand, SYLTBAR.
Della Vite offers two types of Prosecco: the Superiore D.O.C.G and the Treviso D.O.C. The main difference between the two is the quality, as noted by the D.O.C.G and D.O.C labeling. I chose the higher quality of the two, the Superiore, alongside SYLTBAR Mr Premium Prosecco to see how they squared up.
What Does Della Vite Prosecco Taste Like?
Taste-wise, Della Vite is definitely on the sweet side, which you might find weird considering it’s labeled as “Extra Dry”. But fun fact — Extra Dry actually means there is more sugar added!
It’s less crisp and less flavorful than SYLTBAR Prosecco. When poured into a white wine glass, I noticed a lot more foam on top than my usual glass of SYLTBAR. I also think the $30 price tag is a bit steep (SYLTBAR Mr is $19.99), but again — that is because of the brand’s creators. The English trio of sisters, Cara, Poppy and Chloe, are all notable public figures in their own right, and that can drive up the price.
Let’s look at some of the other comparisons. Both Proseccos boast an 11.5% alcohol content, and both are made from 100% Glera grape. So that’s a good start. Both brands strongly encourage celebrating the little things in life, the everyday happenings, and celebrating those things with a glass or two of bubbly. Another good thing, as I totally agree with this sentiment as well. Both brands’ wineries use vegan and sustainable wine production practices, and keep the wine in the tank long enough for a secondary fermentation…
Who makes the Della Vite Wine?
But wait, SYLTBAR openly discusses their wine makers, San Simone, and proudly displays the winery name on the back of the bottle, while Della Vite doesn’t name their producers or vineyard anywhere on the website and all you find on the bottle is a number, not the name of the winery that has bottled the wine. This alludes to the fact that even if the wine is produced using sustainable methods, it is mass produced in large volumes that might not always be as quality controlled as wine from a small, family-owned vineyard. Mass production could also mean there are added chemicals and sulfites used as a preservative.
Della Vite Wine Calories
I also can’t seem to find the nutrition facts for Della Vite either. We know that SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco is only 49 calories and 0.3 grams of sugar per 6 ounce glass, but we don’t know how Della Vite stands up to this because the calories and sugar content are not as readily available as SYLTBAR’s.
When it comes down to flavor, I didn’t mind drinking Della Vite. If I saw it on a menu (and SYLTBAR wasn’t an option), I’d probably order it. But overall, the transparency that SYLTBAR has with their customer base is what keeps me coming back for more. Nothing added, nothing removed… It’s just pure, clean, naturally produced wine — and it tastes really good too! It’s a major bonus that there are no added sulfites, sugars, or chemicals, and that it’s incredibly low calorie.
Haven’t tried SYLTBAR yet? I think it’s time you do. Shop for low calorie, low sugar, low sulfite Prosecco, Sparkling Rosé and fine wine at syltbar.com.