Rosso di Spicca: Rosso Orvietano D.O.C.
Pronounced “Row-So dee Spee-ka”
About The Wine
Sangiovese and Caniolo grapes have been grown in Italy and Umbria for hundreds of years and as early as 1884, wine from Orvieto was recognized at a demonstration in Rome and received a prize for its quality.
Today, Le Velette continues to respect the reputation of these grapes and wine and has produced a glorious table wine that has an intense ruby red with purple tints, ripe cherry fruit nose combined with vanilla and a teasing hint of mint. As you taste this succulent wine, enjoy the medium-bodied fruit on your palate and enjoy the moderate tannins and harmonious balance.
Le Velette’s Rosso marries particularly well with classic Orvieto and Tuscan dishes as well as with standard North American entrees. Examples include game typical of Orvieto gastronomy, tomato-based pasta dishes and grilled steak. We also recommend enjoying the Rosso with cream cheeses or goat’s cheese.
Recommended serving temperature: 18° C (66°F).
What’s in a Name?
The Le Velette Rosso borrows its name from the “Spicca” family who owned the farm where the grapes for this wine are now cultivated.
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|Grape Varieties||Sangiovese (85%), Caniolo (15%)|
|Vineyard Age||6 to 25 years|
|Average Yield||approx 7.5-8.5 tons / ha|
|Residual Sugar||2.0 g/L|
|Finish||Hand-picked grapes. Fermentation in cement tanks at 25-26°C. Malolactic fermentation is applied. 4-6 months in oak barrels. Restored in cement tanks and bottled when ready for market.|
|Training System||Cordone speronato|
|Soil Type||Of volcanic origin, hilly, 280 – 330 metres above sea level, south-east and south-west facing|
|Optimal Serving Temp||18° C|
|When to drink?||2012-2016|