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Pievalta San Paolo Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva Classico 2016Verdicchio from Marche, Italy
Learn about Verdicchio — taste profile, popular regions and more …
One of central Italy’s classic white grapes, Verdicchio thrives in the Marche region; its best versions come from two distinct appellations. First, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, to the west of Ancona, is only 20 miles from the Adriatic Sea. Second, the smaller, Verdicchio di Matelica, is more inland and at a higher elevation. Castelli di Jesi is Marche’s largest DOC but the region’s best wines come from higher elevations.
Tasting Notes for Verdicchio
Verdiccio is a dry white wine with a light body and brisk freshness. Common characteristics of the grape include citrus, stone fruit, pear, acacia honey, white flowers and a sturdy finish with a mineral lift. The best retain potential to age for a decade.
Perfect Food Pairings for Verdicchio
Try Verdicchio with grilled chicken, pesto pasta, spaghetti with clams, paella and any style of quiche.
Sommelier Secrets for Verdicchio
Recent genetic discoveries have proven that the Verdicchio grape is identical to Trebbiano di Soave, Trebbiano di Lugana and Trebbiano Veltenesi.