Le Velette Orvieto Classico Amabile Rasenna
Tenuta le Velette
Italy - Umbria - Orvieto DOC

A brilliant and pale straw color with golden reflections. The bouquet is complex and filled with ripe fruit and subtle spiciness. The palate is rich in flavor with a beguiling roundness and a subtle hint of spiciness. The finish is refreshingly fruity and not sweet or cloying.

Origin of the name: The first evidence of a society given to cultivating the grape on these hills is of Etruscan origin and the wine produced was most likely sweet. Hence a method and a tradition which have made the fortune of these lands for centuries. The word the Etruscans used for their people was precisely "Rasenna".

Orvieto DOC
Wine Type
30% Trebbiano, 30% Grechetto, 20% Malvasia, 15% Verdello, 5% Drupeggio
Age of vines
6-25 years old
Soil type
olcanic origin, hilly, 280 – 330 metres above sea level, south-east facing
The grapes are hand-picked in mid October according to tradition. The fermentation comes from the injection of selected yeasts, in stainless steel containers, for 8 to 10 days at low temperature. Before all the sugars are used up, the wine is cooled and then filtered to preserve its sweetness. After a 30 - 40 day rest period, Rasenna is ready to be bottled.

Seafood, fresh and aged cheeses, spicy dishes such as Thai or Shezchuan. Soft and semi-matured cheeses. Very good as a dessert wine especially with fruit tarts and the traditional crunchy biscuits and cakes.

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