VELARINO - Malvasia Nera Salento IGT

VELARINO - Malvasia Nera Salento IGT

The Velarino, or curtain, has been in use since ancient Rome. Every theater has one and its function is well-known: to separate the stage from the hall, and therefore from the audience. It is not only a cloth but often, being an integral part of the structure that houses it, it is decorated with precious trimmings and embroidery: a true work of art, as the magnificent Velarino of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. But the play starts only when the curtain opens. The expectation that rises in those few minutes of admiration of the velvet and of the ornaments of the curtain is essential to appreciate the representation that will begin shortly thereafter; the same holds true when a bottle of red wine is being opened: it is held in the hand, carefully observed in its beauty and elegance and finally uncorked. The curtain is now open and the harmony and velvety red wines of the Velarino line can now be tasted. 

Grapes: Malvasia Nera 

Appellation: SALENTO IGT 

Production area: Apulia, province of Lecce and Brindisi 

Climate: The climate is warm and temperate, with significant rainfall all year round. During the summer the African winds cause rapid and marked rise of the thermometer and high temperature variation Harvest: First decade of September Storage time: 8/10 years Bottle size: 750 ml Serving temp.: 18/20 °C Alcohol content: 14,5% Vol

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