The Velenosi firm was founded in 1984 with a decision of two young entrepreneurs, Angela Piotti Velenosi and Ercole Velenosi. In 2005 a new partner appeared, Paolo Garbini, and a new company was formed. Although active for only a few decades, the firm, aided by the passion and commitment of the proprietors and the work of a great consulting winemaker, Attilio Pagli, has reached true excellence in the quality of its wines. The factors of the success: modern production techniques, perfectly equipped cellars, meticulous and dedicated work in the vineyards, avant-garde technology. The wines which first made the reputation of the house were two white crus. Reve di Villa Angela, a Chardonnay, a golden yellow with a nose of tropical fruit and an elegant, well structured palate, and the Villa Angela Marche Chardonnay. The firm has also invested in red wine, comforted by much faith in the potential of the territory and in one of it grape varieties, Montepulciano. A variety which is commanding the attention of discerning consumers all over the world as one of Italy’s major grapes. In the Rosso Piceno DOC and the Rosso Piceno Superiore of the house, Velenosi uses Montepulciano with Sangiovese and small quantities of other authorized or recommended red grapes. In Ludi, the most important red wine of the house and winner of many prizes, Montepulciano is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, planted in new vineyards with modern criteria, denser and with tighter spacing. New casks of various dimensions (barriques, tonneaux) are used for the fermentation and aging of the wine; an aging period which, in order to obtain maximum results, lasts for at least two years . The result, after a further period of bottle aging, is an important wine, of excellent concentration. An intense ruby red, Ludi has penetrating and persistent aromas of fruit, particularly cherries and blackberries, notes of graphite and liquorice, and balsamic notes of rosemary and thyme. On the palate it is austere and elegant, strong in its impact and with an important impetus, solid and decisive with elegant tannins, soft and supple. Among the house wines there are also the sparkling offerings which include a classic Spumante Brut from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, a wine for the entire meal.