La Velona

+39 0577835508 Montalcino, Toscana
Italy

The vineyards of the farm cover an area of 12 hectares planted with Sangiovese Grosso which is the clone that produces Brunello di Montalcino. These are situated at an altitude of 280 meters above sea level, which is considered the ideal position for vineyards. The vines are placed at a distance of 3 meters (10 foot) by 1 meter (3,3 foot) from each other, which means 3300 every hectare (1335 every acre). The wines are grown with the "rammed cordon" method (cordone speronato) in order to better distribute the vines along their shoots and thus improve both cultivation methods and grape quality. The farmers have carefully studied the south-west exposure. The climate is markedly Mediterranean with warm and dry summers with peaks of rainfall in spring and autumn. Winters are rigid and the summer period of 60 to 90 days is characterized by a virtual absence of rainfall. These is usually a breeze during the afternoons and evenings of the warm season that protects the grapes from diseases and moulds. The soil Read more »

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  • La Velona Rosso di Montalcino Elsewhere 2006

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    A rather mellow RdM from the start. Blackberries, plum, spice, Montalcino dirt and a sprig of zest lead to the palate which sees the same with additional herbal notes, medium tannins and good acidity. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • La Velona Rosso di Montalcino 2011

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    A rather mellow RdM from the start. Blackberries, plum, spice, Montalcino dirt and a sprig of zest lead to the palate which sees the same with additional herbal notes, medium tannins and good acidity. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • La Velona Rosso di Montalcino 2011

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    A rather mellow RdM from the start. Blackberries, plum, spice, Montalcino dirt and a sprig of zest lead to the palate which sees the same with additional herbal notes, medium tannins and good acidity. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 2011 La Velona Rosso di Montalcino  Read More

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  • La Velona Brunello di Montalcino 2006

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    this wine starts a bit rough, so definitely decant and let breathe for at least 2 hours. Once it has opened up its not bad, but not amazing. $30 SDWC Read More

    Wine review by TheKozars


  • La Velona Rosso 2009

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    Enjoyable red table wine with a little much tannins bitterness. A little too dry for me and acidic. Other than that nice dark spices and fruits. Read More

    Wine review by shsim


  • Hi guys,I am getting married in July and we are going in Italy for our honeymoon. I am in charge with the itinerary and being a huge fan of wines, I will include a day or two visiting wineries. I like Brunello very much so Montalcino and the surroundings are definitely a stop. In fact we will be spending a night in that area. Now I need some rec... Read More

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  • La Velona Rosso di Montalcino Elsewhere 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrBjorn


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  • La Velona Brunello di Montalcino 2002

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    Tasted in 09. Dates, prunes. Good acid. Low tannin. Smooth, balanced.. Read More

    Wine review by Wine Unfiltered


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