Verdicchio for everyone
To lovers of the great white wines from Marche region, and not only, we offer a selection not to be taken for granted with an excellent quality/price ratio, as in the spirit of this column.
In the Marche region Verdicchio grape has been cultivated since ancient times and the wine having the same name has been, in the sixties and seventies, one of the most popular white wines of Italy. The success of wines produced with the so called international varieties (Sauvignon and Chardonnay) had put it in the background; in the last years, however, researches on clones and scrupulous experiments in cellar allowed a certain number of producers to achieve very interesting results. We would like to suggest you five of them from Castelli di Jesi, of excellent quality and offered at affordable prices.
The first one is from Pievalta winery, which is part of the wineries owned by Barone Pizzini, a famous winery in Franciacorta, and which is based, just like the others, on a viticulture inspired to biodynamic philosophy, being part of a great business project which is developed in many Italian regions.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Tre Ripe 2019 Pievalta
93/100 - € 8,50
Blend of 95% Verdicchio and 5% Trebbiano grapes with spontaneous fermentation. Stainless steel for 7 months. Light and lively straw yellow color. Aromas of juicy pear, yeasts, aloe and fern. Lively and dynamic taste do to the sugar residual that helps the drinkability. Perfect typical notes, direct and spontaneous and at the same time very precise. Not
to be missed.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Nativo Tenute Pieralisi 2018 Monte Schiavo
92/100 - € 10,00
100% Verdicchio grapes. Stainless steel on the lees. Lively straw yellow color. Very nice aromas of cedar and almonds. Rich and lively taste, savory with notes of nuts. Ready to drink now but it will be great in the next 10 years as well.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Grancasale 2018 Casalfarneto
92/100 - € 12,00
100% Verdicchio grapes. Stainless steel, 8% in big barrels. Straw yellow color. Aromas of apricot and papaya together with nuts, honey and sweet spices.
Fresh and smooth taste, savory with an almondy finish.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Luzano 2019 Marotti Campi
91/100 - € 9,00
100% Verdicchio grapes. Stainless steel on the lees for 4 months. Straw yellow color with greenish hues. Fresh aromas of apricot, pear and white flowers with delicate citrusy notes and nuts. Very savory and fresh, rich and warm.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Cuprese 2018 Colonnara
89/100 - € 8,00
100% Verdicchio grapes. Stainless steel only. Light and lively straw yellow color. Aromas of camphora, clorofille and linden. Light and average body on the palate. Rich, savory and slightly dry in the finish with notes of camphora.