The wines are carefully chosen by Viking Line's wine council, who critically test a number of candidates from varied wine houses, regions and vintage. After that, Viking Line's restaurant managers have chosen a red wine, a white wine, a sparkling wine and a champagne among the finalists. Thanks to a well-balanced taste and aroma, as well as the right style, character and balance, these wines are suitable for both food and chat. They do well with many dishes and in different contexts. Welcome to try some of the ship's wines!
Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel (served onboard until December 31st 2019)
We are proud to present our new Ship’s Champagne of Viking Line, Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel – designed to be a reliable Extra-Brut symbolising the essence of the House, this wine is vigorously ardent, crisp and firm. With a frank display of fresh white fruits, it has a sprightly, festive character that flirts shamelessly and joyfully with langoustines or oysters.
Essentiel's four years of aging have bestowed upon it an unfussy charm. This is a bright, invigorating wine with well-defined fruit and an aromatic purity showing notes of citrus and white fruits, crisp succulent grapes, fresh apple and fresh almond. Intense and lasting notes of fruitcake follow, along with nuttiness, and an exquisite sensation of sweetness, hinting at the long period of repose that this wine has enjoyed.
50–55% Pinot Noir, 30–35% Meunier, 10–15% Chardonnay, 15–20% reserve wines.
Mezza di Mezzacorona (served onboard until December 31st 2019)
This elegant Italian sparking wine is made using the most important white grapes cultivated in Trentino Alto Adige, estate grown in our vineyards at the foothill of the Dolomites – at elevations between 400–800 meters.
The bouquet displays rich and intense aromas of fresh fruits like red apple, pear, white peach and melon, and delicate pineapple with an elegant note of wild mountain rose. The palate is very pleasant with a soft mousse, persistent bubbles and smooth acidity.
60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Bianco, 10% Muller Thurgau.
The grapes of Astronomers Chardonnay, the ship's new white wine, are growing in South Australia at the De Bortoli's award-winning vineyard. Carefully selected manufacturing methods give the wine a creamy and rich texture and make it more enjoyable. The cool climate and the stress-free manufacturing process give the dry wine a pleasant peach flavor with the smell of nectarine and vanilla. The wine's acidity is particularly good for fish and seafood.
Solensis Organic Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon
The ship's new red wine, Solensis Organic Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon, is manufactured by Gérard Bertrand, who is a passionate ambassador for the Mediterranean lifestyle and the South French wines. He is also one of France's most prominent Ecocert certified producers. The rich and berry organic wine has a light taste of ripe blackberries. The wine is recommended for red meat, creamy risotto and ripe cheeses.
Viking Line's special wine
Barone Ricasoli's Chianti Classico will only be purchased aboard Viking Line's vessels in a limited edition. The grapes on this Italian's oldest vineyard grow at a height of 280–480 meters above sea level, and are picked by hand in October. The wine's spicy aroma has elements of dark cherry and suede. The wine is richly fruity, darkly berry and pleasantly sour. It is ideally suited for red meat, game and hard cheeses.
Buy our wines
Buy our wines in the tax free shops or in the restaurants on board.