Valpolicella Classico Velluto Meroni 2022

Please note: The image may not show the actual vintage available. Please check the product details for the actual vintage.

Perfect for:

All occasions

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Ruby Red, Fruity, Fresh

Our customers think:



Add to your wishlist

Discover More

Velluto Valpolicella Meroni, pale, elegant, subtle yet vibrant, natural Valpolicella. This is all wild yeast ferment with no over extraction. The nose is delicate with little red berries and a velvety, seductive character which is classic Meroni. The palate is dry, medium, crunchy and satisfying. This is wine which takes you immediately to the rolling hills of the Valpolicella. Crafted by a true artisan in Carlo Meroni in the classic production method, it is traditional Valpolicella in the best sense of the word. There is a lot of pretty ropy Valpolicella out there, cheap imitations of the real thing are always disappointing but when you get a good one, it expresses Italian wine at its seductive best. Great with pasta, grilled pork, river fish or carpaccio.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural
Producer Meroni
Country Italy
Region Veneto, Italy
Vintage 2022
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Corvina, Corvinone, Molinara, Rondinella
Terroir Clay-Calcareous
Alcohol 13% ABV
Maturation 50% in 25 h/l Slavonian oak barrels, 50% in stainless steel tanks for 8 months
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5 years

Carlo Meroni took over from his father and continued the family legacy of producing traditional Valpolicella wines with minimum intervention from their ancient soils in the birth place of Amarone, Sant Ambrogio.

Meroni wines are not for the faint hearted. They posess an honesty and authenticity that is not all that common in a region where industrialisation has taken hold and modernism has had a profound effect on wine styles. Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone are often blockbuster wines now and the demand is high but many lack the personality to be truly authentic. In many cases the wines are 'too precise' to be real. Meroni on the other hand strives for honesty rather than perfection. The wines oscillate between aromas of old barrels and earth, spices and tobacco mingle with forest floor, raisins, prunes soaked in grappa and and an old dusty cellar type aroma, all of which is wrapped up in a hedonistic mix of alcohol and mature fruit. Serious wines which can be enjoyed simplistically. These are the wines of the Poet and artist and when you see Carlo around town (you can't miss the guy, trust me!), you understand this family winery has the soul of an artist. And the name Velluto, where does it come from? Well there is nice story there. During the second world war, the Poet Berto Berberani was passing through the Valpolicella and after drinking the Meroni wine in Sant Ambrogio, he wrote a is below with translation.Meroni Caro, abbiamo ricevutoil S. Ambrogio fatto di velluto / e che alla tua saluta abbiamo bevuto... / In queste universali parapiglie, ti auguriamo che le tue bottiglie, / sono la farmacia delle famiglie!Dear Meroni, we received the S. Ambrogio wine made of Velvet / and we have drunk it to your health... / I must say that in this time of universal turmoil / your wine is like a good medicine to all of us!



Based on 6 reviews

  • 5 6
  • 4 0
  • 3 0
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
  1. Stephen


    I am not a big red wine drinker but was given this red last week and enjoyed it more than any other wine in years. It has a pale raspberry colour and a lovely soft light taste. Perfect to be enjoyed on it’s own in the sun on your patio.

  2. Amy


    I’m also not a big red drinker but I found this perfectly balanced in terms of lightness and very enjoyable.

  3. Tess


    Tried this wine at a restaurant last year and love it. Not your usual colour of red wine, however smooth and very drinkable!

  4. Timbo Nagasaki


    This is such a fabulous wine.
    Light in colour but big on flavour. Raspberry a plenty and a crisp finish that’s magnificently moorish.
    My choice red for the Summer months.

  5. Jack


    After sampling this wine at a wine bar we decided to stock up at home. It’s delicious and fruity, very flavourful while remaining somewhat light. An absolutely fantastic bottle.

  6. LondonM


    I found this red in a restaurant having asked for a fruity one that wasn’t heavy and I wasn’t disappointed! I found it online that same evening and ordered it. The courier messed up the delivery and it took three attempts but the website, ordering process and dispatch were great.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
Natural wine explained. Read more

Free delivery on orders over £199

You might also like these…

Amarone Velluto Meroni Riserva
Velluto Valpolicella Superiore
Lambrusco Camillo Donati
Ampeleia 2018
Ampeleia Case

Valpolicella Classico Velluto Meroni 2022