Velenosi Brecciarolo Rosso Piceno Superiore 2017
Ruby red color with garnet hues. The nose results intense with notes of red fruits, fresh violet flowers and spices.
On the palate it is persistent, aromatic and full-bodied. It keeps all the aromas felt at the nose. It can be defined as a charismatic and distinct wine.
Blend: 70% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese
This wine pairs well with tomato pasta dishes, grilled meat, salami, pizza and medium aged cheeses.
Stretching along Italy’s eastern coast with neighbors, Umbria to its west and Abruzzo to its south, Marche is a region with a varying climate from north to south. Its coastal plains roll into hills that become the Apennine Mountains, which run the length of the country. The Marche's best red wines come from the grapes, Montepulciano and Sangiovese; the local Verdicchio makes refreshing, crisp and light whites.
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.