SOME ITALIAN WINE

A recent tasting of nearly 100 wines from Italy, organised on behalf of Italian wine expert Daniele Cermilli (who styles himself Doctor Wine), provided us with tastings of wines from the Velenosi winery in the Marche area.

This produces an excellent medium dry white for drinking with food that the good doctor rates with a 92% score in his highly regarded “Essential Guide to Italian wine” (2019) and this is the Verdiccho dei Castellidi Jesi DOC 2017, which is also flagged as exceptionally good value and should be selling retail for around £16 a bottle.

Rather more expensive is the red Roggio Del Filare Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC 2015, not rated by Cemilli. This is likely to be £50+ to buy here but is the Winery’s “Grand Cru” and, for our personal taste delivered a lovely creamy sweetness of red berry fruit that trickled seductively down the throat and dared us to spit it out, or ruin it with food.

The importer for Velenosi is Dolcevita Wines, Web: dolcevitawines.co.uk

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