Gold standard Brecciarolo.

Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Brecciarolo Gold, 2010, 14%, €19.90 (before recent tax hike!) Karwigs.
Lots of Rosso Piceno in the Marche area (about mid-way on the eastern coast of Italy) but only a very limited zone is designated Superiore. Brecciarolo refers to broken stones, typical of soil in the area and the grapes are Sangiovese and Montepulciano.
The Montepulciano gives it the heart while the San Gio lifts it with aromatics. It is soft on the palate, well structured, well balanced and Very Highly Recommended.

Colour is deep purple and the aromas are of cherries certainly, violets also and more. It is lovely and fresh on the palate, no shortage of fruit flavours but all with a refreshing acidity and then a good spicy finish.

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