Montepulicano/Sangiovese - Rosso Piceno - Velenosi - Marche - Italy
Rosso Piceno DOC, a blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano (mainly Montepulciano here, at least 60%) from Marche. Velenosi are based in Ascoli Piceno yet this is the smallest area that this DOC can derive from. It's the largest DOC of Marche and yet makes some really fabulous, quality wines at a good price. Fruit filled and easy to drink, medium in alcohol and with no oak.
On the nose, fresh, floral scents of violet and nuances of red fruit, strawberry and plum.
Pleasantly fruity but with savoury notes on palate, a well-balanced mix of freshness and smoothness. The finish confirms the pleasant red fruit flavours. A fabulous quaffable wine, perfect with pizzas and pasta dishes.