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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Velenosi Rosso Piceno Il Brecciarolo 2008
Velenosi Rosso Piceno Il Brecciarolo 2008
(search item no. 121347)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red with a hint of garnet. The bouquet is intense and true to the varietal, with vanilla nuances. Its warm, lingering, full-bodied and well-orchestrated flavor makes it a distinguished and equally charismatic wine.
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About Velenosi:

Located just outside of the town of Ascoli Piceno, Velenosi is a dynamic estate headed by the charismatic and skilled Angela Velenosi. The estate is included in the Rosso Piceno Superiore production subzone, a privileged area included in the much larger zone of Rosso Piceno. While Rosso Piceno is produced in a rather vast hilly area of the Marche, only the very limited zone within the province of Ascoli Piceno, with its special microclimate and pedologic conditions that extend over fourteen municipalities of this province, is designated Superiore. In addition to Rosso Piceno Superiore, which is generally cited smong the top wines in the Marche, Velenosi also produces a Bordeauz-style IGT Marche called Ludi that is widely considered one of the top Italian wines. The potential of this terroir combined with the work of Attilio Pagli at the helm of the winemaking has lead Velenosi to be recognized as a leading producer in Italy and around the world.