– Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi –
Grown on the hills of the Marche region in Italy, the grapes of Verdicchio thrive in the lesser known Castelli di Jesi D.O.C.
Whoa, just whoa!
This 100% Verdicchio impressed me, and for $10 a bottle, it is a lot of wine for your cash.
Chalky and smooth with hints of honey and flavors of apple, pear and a touch of lemon; with just enough acid to make you crave more without being overwhelmed at the same time. This Verdicchio has a a long finish and is not simple by any means.
As for Italian wine tradition, this wine is fantastic and inexpensive.
Grab a few bottles and enjoy it during the end of the summer and after. Low in alcohol and great with white fish and light pasta dishes, this wine is going to be your end of summer “crush”.
To drink by itself, chill it to fridge temperature and serve. You will taste it develop new flavors in your glass one minute after the other.
For the more technical info, the 6-30 year-old vines are located between 500 and 1000 feet above sea level, facing south, and the harvest is carried by hand in early September.
There really isn’t anything else to say- buy, drink and repeat.
As usual, I want to remind that I am not payed to talk about any wine.