Velletri Wine

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Velletri is a DOC (since 1972) wine produced in the distrcts of Velletri, Lariano and Cisterno in the southernmost portion of Castelli Romani in Lazio, Italy. This wine has ancient origins, consumed in copious amounts during the Roman age, but may have been introduced by the Etruscans. A traditional form of vine training is still employed by some producers, who use a medium or slightly bigger-sized tree to support the vine limbs. 
 
Velletri is available as a rosso and bianco. The citrusy-fresh bianco is the most widely consumed and consists of the grapes Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Malvasia di Puntinata, Trebbiano Toscano, Trebbiano Verde, Trebbiano Giallo, Bellone and Bonvino. 
 
The rosso is more rare and coveted, especially in prime vintages when it has good aging potential. It consists of a blend of Sangiovese, Cesanese, Montepulciano, Merlot and Ciliegiolo. This is a bold, powerful wine, with each grape lending a voice to a harmonious chorus of balanced fruit Read more »

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  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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