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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. From the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, to the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, from the Offida Pecorino to the Offida Passerina. Also: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Pergola, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
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Domaine Select presents Velenosi Winery in Le Marche

Domaine Select presents Velenosi Winery in Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Located just outside the town of Ascoli Piceno, Velenosi embodies the personality of the Marche region of Central Italy. Beginning 30 years ago with limited resources and minimal experience, the indefatigable Angela Velenosi, through sheer determination and perseverance, pushed the boundaries of expectations of the entire region.   Holding vineyards as varied as the … Continue reading Velenosi click on the photo

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DSWS represent wines and specialized spirits from around the world of the highest quality and which express immense character, particular to their origin. In this article you can discover the Velenosi Winery, one of the most representative of the Le Marche Region

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Velenosi: Wines of Poise and Passion

Velenosi: Wines of Poise and Passion | Wines and People | Scoop.it
When I was first invited to meet with Angela Velenosi, owner of Velenosi Winery in Le Marche, I was intrigued by her name. Having studied Italian, the word velenosi struck an immediate cord; we had…
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 Tracy Ellen Kamens meets Angela Velenosi and offers short tasting notes of the Velenosi wines.

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Discovering Velenosi Wines at Lincoln Center in NYC

Discovering Velenosi Wines at Lincoln Center in NYC | Wines and People | Scoop.it

What better way to spend a rainy day in NYC than to discover the sunny, ancient wines of the Le Marche region in Italy.  Angela Velenosi (the woman pictured above) and Ulisse Patalocchi La Rosa were on hand to introduce several of the ancient varietal of the region [...]

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Do you know another best place in NYC where to taste Le Marche wines? Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center in New York offers you interpretation of modern Italian cuisine. The philosophy is simple: to source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. While our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and Henry Moore sculpture is exquisite, with panoramic views and a grass lawn roof, the heart of our restaurant is the central open kitchen.

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Ludi 2011, Offida DOC Rosso, Velenosi

Very inky colour, black-purple. The nose is quite discreet at first, showing a slight hint of oak with butterscotch, vanilla, and ripe dark fruit like blackberry, blackcurrant; some floral notes. Really high level of concentration. I think this combines that ripe dark fruit, like the cassis and dark plum, with [...]

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Produced in the vineyards located in the municipalities of Offida and Castel di Lama, the Ludi is the Offida Doc Rosso produced by Velenosi with 50% of Montepulciano, 30% of Cabernet Sauvignon 20% of Merlot. Here a nice wine review TASTED 100% BLIND by Andreas Larsson. 

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Le Marche Wines in UK | Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Brecciarolo D.O.P.

Le Marche Wines in UK | Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Brecciarolo D.O.P. | Wines and People | Scoop.it
  • Production area - Company-owned vineyards in the municipalities of Offida and Ascoli Piceno
  • Grape blend - Montepulciano 70% Sangiovese 30%
  • Altitude - 200-300 metres above-sea-level
  • Soil - Mainly clay, tending to limestone at Offida and medium mix, tending to sandy, at Ascoli Piceno
  • Trellising system - Guyot
  • Yield per hectare - Approximately 80 quintals of grapes
  • Yield per grape-vine - Approximately 2kg of grapes
  • Harvest - Mid October, handpicked, early morning or late afternoon, in small trays kept in cold cells before being taken to the winery.
  • Fermentation - After destemming, the grapes are channelled into 200hl steel fermenting vats, equipped with a pump over system and a temperature control system. Maceration on the skins lasts about 20 days. After fermentation the wine is drawn off into aged barriques which had previously stored wines used for the production of Roggio and Ludi.
  • Colour - Ruby red with a hint of garnet.
  • Bouquet - Intense and varietal, with vanilla nuances.
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Le Marche Wines in the US Market: Velenosi Il Brecciarolo Rosso Piceno Superiore 2002

Le Marche Wines in the US Market: Velenosi Il Brecciarolo Rosso Piceno Superiore 2002 | Wines and People | Scoop.it
This marvelous blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano would be a great partner with steaks or venison. The aromas suggest cherry, allspice, oak and cinnamon. It is dry, supple, smooth, medium-bodied, international in style. (VINTAGES panel, Sept. 2005)

$13.60

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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Velenosi | wacky wine on wednesday

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Velenosi | wacky wine on wednesday | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Velenosi’s Lacrima has been described as a bouquet of violet flowers I love the florals of this wine paired with soft tannins.

The wine’s peculiarity doesn’t end with it’s characteristics. The wackiest part is that not many people know about this wine. I even presented it to one of my very knowledgeable wine buyers and they did not believe me that Lacrima was the varietal (the grape). This is mostly because Lacrima is exclusively produced in an area of Italy called Morro d’Alba and not all producers export their wine. There is not much marketing or promotion of this wine and you will not see it on most shelves. Morro d’Alba is located in Le Marche, a region on Italy’s central eastern coast. So this is one of Le Marche’s hidden gems and Velenosi Vini is a producer dedicated to sharing the region’s treasures with us in the States.[...]

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Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Brecciarolo Gold, 2010

Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Brecciarolo Gold, 2010 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Brecciarolo Gold, 2010, 14%, €19.90. Lots of Rosso Piceno in the Marche area (about mid-way on the eastern coast of Italy) but only a very limited zone is designated Superiore. Brecciarolo refers to broken stones, typical of soil in the area and the grapes are Sangiovese and Montepulciano.
The Montepulciano gives it the heart while the San Gio lifts it with aromatics. It is soft on the palate, well structured, well balanced and Very Highly Recommended.

Colour is deep purple and the aromas are of cherries certainly, violets also and more. It is lovely and fresh on the palate, no shortage of fruit flavours but all with a refreshing acidity and then a good spicy finish.

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Velenosi Villa Angela Pecorino 2010, Doc Offida

Velenosi Villa Angela Pecorino 2010, Doc Offida | Wines and People | Scoop.it

$13.95 on US Market

Pecorino is a grape variety that is gaining acclaim, and this wine shows why. Aromas of pear, peach, almond paste and honey. Dry and fruity with a nice seam of acidity to bring balance. This pretty and flavourful wine is a great sipper. It can be enjoyed with grilled shrimp and a light lemon sauce, or with the regional cheese that shares its name. (VINTAGES panel, July 2011)

Score: 4.0/5
Reviews: 3
Released:Mar 31, 2012


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Awarded Wines of Le Marche: Rosso Piceno Superiore, Roggio del Filare 2008, Velenosi

Awarded Wines of Le Marche: Rosso Piceno Superiore, Roggio del Filare 2008, Velenosi | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Roggio del Filare is a selection of Rosso Piceno Superiore that has been prized with "5 grappoli" by the AIS Guide "Duemilavini" ed. 2012. As clearly indicated by the Denomination production specifications, this wine is mainly made with Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes, then refined in French oak barriques. This wine has a luminous and concentrated colour, a wide and elegant aroma which recalls sour black cherries and the small red fruits. Also its taste is wide, soft, varied with a successful balance of fruit and wood.

Colour: Brilliant, gleaming ruby red with a hint of garnet.
Bouquet: Intense, elegant nose, with fruit-driven scents and a hint of preserve, blackberry, cherry, all blending perfectly into the wood's spicy undertones.
Taste: A pulpy mouthfeel with very ripe tannins; velvety and just the right touch of tannin and fruit. The warm, lingering flavour, full-bodied and well-orchestrated, makes this a distinguished and charismatic wine.

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2007 Velenosi Rosso: a video presentation

2007 Velenosi Rosso: a video presentation | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Episode 12 of Crazy Grapes TV. In this episode we head back to Italy, where we find the 2007 Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Il Brecciarolo.
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Velenosi creates interest on Wines of Le Marche

Velenosi creates interest on Wines of Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

As this luncheon tasting clearly demonstrated, there is a lot to interest serious wine lovers in Le Marche: great native grapes, interesting experimentation and an extremely high level of winemaking, of which Velenosi is a fine example. For anyone seriously interested in wine – or indeed, for anyone simply looking for enjoyable wines at decent prices – Le Marche is well worth a look and a taste. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. [...]

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The Velenosi Winery is becoming the leading brand that, more and more, opens the Le Marche Wine production to the world market. This article it is only an example, see more here

 

 

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Velenosi Wines on Vintrospective

Velenosi Wines on Vintrospective | Wines and People | Scoop.it

That Marche wine producer Angela Velenosi sees wine “…as an art capable of making you dream…” becomes a very natural part the Velenosi Vini storyline from which is drawn inspiration that spans wine production, company management, and work/life balance. [...]

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Here the Vintrospective description of Velenosi Wines: Velenosi Vini, located in Italy’s region of Le Marche, has been named one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wineries of Italy and has received prestigious awards from Decanter, Parker, Tre Bicchieri, Luca Maroni, to name a few. Velenosi herself was elected President of Consorzio Vini Piceni in 2014. Attilio Pagli, one of Decanter magazine’s 30 Best Winemakers in the World, acts as consulting winemaker at Velenosi Vini.

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VELENOSI “Brut Gran Cuvée” among the #6 Best Italian sparkling wines from the South

VELENOSI “Brut Gran Cuvée” among the #6 Best Italian sparkling wines from the South | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Today many companies add sparkle to their wines, but there are few companies with a strong tradition of quality local red wines that have experimented with new paths and achieved great results. One such story is that of Angela Velenosi, who is not only an ambassador for her own wines but also for the region of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche and its Montepulciano, and who proved fully successful in her frivolity. For over 20 years she has produced a Metodo Classico spumante called Gran Cuvée Brut, a sparkling wine made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes that has a deep golden colour and reveals aromas of white currant, tropical yellow fruit, bread crust and gooseberries. Its sip is lively and expressive and its harmonious iodine notes make it intense and rich, and therefore also perfect at the table. (€20) For those who like to experiment with unusual wines, Velenosi also offers a playful Charmat Method with Passerina grapes that is refreshing and aromatic.

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There can be no doubt that in the tradition of Italian sparkling wine the northern regions reign supreme. But there is no shortage of bubbles in the south ...

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A Le Marche Wine one of the best of unusual wines this week in Ireland

A Le Marche Wine one of the best of unusual wines this week in Ireland | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Querci’Antica Vino e Visciole, La Marche, Italy — €18.95
Stockist: Karwigs Carrigaline www.karwigwines.ie 
This intriguing dessert wine is made from violet scented Lacrima di Morro grapes blended with a syrup from wild sun-dried Visciola cherries. Ripe cherry and floral aromas, blueberry and blackberry fruit flavours with a hint of sour cherry on the finish for balance. Chill and serve with Wilkies Chocolate.

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An incredible Le Marche Wine ready to conquer the Irish sweet wine estimators. Lacrima di Morro d'Alba and Visciole, this is a deeply perfumed wine with aromas of violets, red rose, wild berries and forest.

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Interview With Wine Producer Angela Velenosi

Interview With Wine Producer Angela Velenosi her Pecorino white and the super Marche Red wine Roggio

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http://www.velenosivini.com/ 

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Le Marche Wine in the US Market | Blind tastings can become eye-opener for wine lovers

Le Marche Wine in the US Market | Blind tastings can become eye-opener for wine lovers | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The fun part of a blind tasting is when the wines tasted and rated are then "unmasked" and we learn what we liked the most and the least.
I recently led two blind tastings of Italian wines that proved to be quite interesting.
Italian wines present enormous opportunity for value, but you just have to know where to look. Less appreciated is the potential for excellent value provided by lesser-known grape varietals.
Two wines that stood out at each of the tastings that prove the point were from relatively unknown grapes — the Nero D'Avola and the Lacrima Di Morro D'Alba.
More obscure is the Lacrima Di Morro D'Alba, a grape that virtually was extinct until 1985. Since then, production has increased dramatically as people have appreciated the unique flavor profile that this grape produces — a remarkable aromatic finish of violets that we never suspect would be provided by a red wine. With a smooth mouth feel and full body, this makes for an enjoyable wine (that finished in second place in each tasting). [...]

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Drink Le Marche | New Year's Toasts: Passerina Brut, Velenosi, Ascoli Piceno

Drink Le Marche | New Year's Toasts: Passerina Brut, Velenosi, Ascoli Piceno | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Passerina Brut Velenosi, Charmat Method
The Passerina vine, with its rich aromatic properties, is particularly apt to make sparkling wine with the Charmat method. From harvest to fermentation, a new, very fine wine is produced, aged on the lees for about 90 days (Charmat Lungo). The wine obtained is a sparkling wine with a fine and persistent perlage, creamy and silky, with heady and enthralling scents creating and living up to the expectations and makes you want to drink more. Alcohol content: 12,5%
Colour: Bright yellow with greenish shades. Persistent and thin perlage.
Smell: A successful fusion of soft fruity nuances and fresh flowery sensations. Intense, fine, fragrant, recalling acacia flowers, pleasurable and very elegant, with white fruit, peach and citron aromas.
Taste: Lively citrus fruit sensations, soft nuances of bread crust, enthralling aromas of white flowers, together with freshness and flavour (enhanced by its appetizing petillant) are pleasingly in contrast with the smoothness of this wine. Excellent persistence with an agreeable taste/smell match. [...]

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Velenosi Vini Commercial Preview

Enjoy the preview of the new Velenosi spot produced by Mr. Giacomo Franciosa. Main characters our beloved Roggio del Filare and the beautiful Marianna Velenosi together with Omar Clerici... the story took place in the background of some of the most striking Piceno's landscapes.

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Tom George's comment, October 8, 2013 5:13 PM
No Worries I want to let you share your curation again to IB using the Wordpress share function that's all. Hope your great buddy.
Mariano Pallottini's comment, October 9, 2013 3:46 AM
Everything ok. I will take part of a Magazine project about Le Marche. The people want me to joint this adventure have collaborators in many countries to bring travellers here and to organize events abroad. Do you want I suggest you to cover your area in US?
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Sure why not. I would be happy too. Hope your great. Let me know OK
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Sampling the Wines of Velenosi at MacArthur Beverages

Sampling the Wines of Velenosi at MacArthur Beverages | Wines and People | Scoop.it

I was recently at MacArthur Beverages when Anne Hay of Domaine Select Wine Estates and Andrea Bianco of Azienda Vitivinicola Velenosi were sampling five wines from Velenosi. Tim called me over and as this was a new producer for me I had great fun trying the wines because I rarely drink wines from the Marche region of Italy. I started with the strongest value of the bunch. The 2010 Querci Antica which was a stand out for its intense floral qualites, perhaps polarizing to some, it is one I enjoyed and a bottle I will certainly purchase. Stepping up in price the 2007 Rossio del Filare had an edge with its depth of fruit over 2007 Ludi. My quick impressions are below along with the suggested retail prices...

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A Le Marche Wine among the Top 10 Must-Try Italian Wines at the Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair

A Le Marche Wine among the Top 10 Must-Try Italian Wines at the Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Asia's biggest wine event organised by the HKTDC and held at the HKCEC, the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair offers a wide range of high quality wine and spirits, beer and other alcoholic beverages, as well as wine production, products and services to buyers from all over the world.

Inside the "what to drink guide" at the Italian Pavilion there is a Le Marche: Velenosi – Ludi – Offida Rosso DOC 2007

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