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Le Velette Reviews from Wine Writer’s Circle of Canada

Several wine experts and reviewers from the Wine Writer’s Circle of Canada recently provided feedback on the wines from Le Velette.

What follows are some of the comments and scores.

From Dean Tudor:

**** BEST — Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Le Velette Sangiovese Accordo 2009. $20
-Le Velette Taluce 2013, $22
***1/2 BETTER — Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Le Vellette Grechetto Solo Uve 2011, $22
-Le Velette Rasenna 2012, $16
-Le Velette Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Calanco 2009, $35
-Le Velette Rosso di Spicca, $16
-Le Velette Gaudio 2010, $35
*** GOOD — Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Le Velette Berganorio Orvieto Classico 2013, $16

From Timothy Appelt:

Tenuta Le Velette 2009 Accordo, IGT Umbria, 100% Sangiovese

Score 90:  This pure expression of Sangiovese has an intense nose suggesting ripe cherry and blackberry fruit, violets, and a hint of spice. The wine is dry, with elevated acidity, medium alcohol, and noticeable but ripe tannins. There is some modest oak treatment here, but the wood spice and resin mostly hide under the rich fruit, and give the wine a pleasing breadth. Winemaker Corrado Bottai called this a “Sunday Wine”, in contrast to a more basic Rosso, but it comes at a very attractive price that makes it feasible to drink on other days of the week too.

To order any other these or wine from our other suppliers, please call 1-844-4GR8WINE (1-844-447-8946) or email bill@noteworthywines.ca.


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