Velenosi Rosé 2018

Strawberry in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate there’s some interesting edgy strawberry and cranberry notes along with some firm acidity. There’s some nice red wine notes. It’s quite a nice, complex rose, different from others. It can hold it’s own reasonable well. I’d give it an -88 which for the price is not a bad deal at all!

From the LCBO web site:


750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  668772$14.95VIN88

Image for Velenosi Rosé 2018 from LCBO

Pale red-pink. Sweet aromas and flavors of herbs, bubble gum, red cherry and red apple. Also enters slightly sweet, but finishes rather bitter with hints of dried cranberry and flowers. Drink date: 2019-2020. Score – 88. (Ian D’Agata,, May 2019)Read Less 


Release Date:September 28, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.5%Made In:Marche, ItalyBy:Az. Vitivinicola Velenosi ErcoleSugar Content:7 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Easygoing & FruityVarietal:Rosé

From the winery’s web site:

PRODUCTION AREA:   Company owned vineyards located in Castel di Lama

VARIETY:   Montepulciano 100%

ALTITUDE:   200-300 m  a.s.l.

SOIL:   Loam soil , tending towards clay.


DENSITY:   5,000 plants per hectare

YIELD PER HECTARE:   about 80 quintals

HARVEST:   Specifically selected grapes for rosé vinification are picked during the first 10 days of September.

VINIFICATION:   Once in the cellar, the grapes are destemmed and conveyed to the press. In order not to lose the main scents, the entire environment is covered with dry ice.  At this point a brief cold maceration is carried out for about 6 hours so as to extract the peak of the scents.  The fermentation is at a temperature of about 14°/15° C.  Upon completion of the fermentation, the wine is kept for some months on thin dregs to enhance its structure.

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