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2014 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva “Passolento”

La Marca

2014 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva “Passolento” La Marca - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

This wine takes its time throughout every stage of the production process. Picked carefully, fermented slowly with wild yeasts (including full malolactic fermentation), aged in large Slavonian oak botti, and bottled unfiltered, Passolento deserves to be decanted and savored with fine cuisine, and it has development potential in your cellar.

Dixon Brooke

$32.00
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Verdicchio
Appellation: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
Country: Italy
Region: Marche
Producer: La Marca di San Michele
Vineyard: 30 year old vines, 25 ha
Soil: Sandy tuffo
Aging: Ages in 10 hl Slavonian oak botti for 8 months
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 12%

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About Marche

Le Marche’s reputation as a producer of fine wine is relatively recent, as the region is very much off the beaten path for tourists and tasters alike. And yet, early Etrsucan and Roman civilizations grew grapes here, a tradition that persists and continues to gain momentum in this undulating land where the Apennines descend to the Adriatic.

In between the warm coastline and the cool, rugged mountainous border with Umbria lies a landscape of calcareous rolling hills that provide ideal conditions for viticulture. The zingy, green-tinged, citrus- and pine-scented Verdicchio is king here, producing delightfully crisp whites that perfectly complement the fresh fish and seafood stews of the Adriatic, in addition to the pork-based dishes that are staples inland. Around the towns of Jesi and Matelica, the grape takes on an additional dimension and is even capable of significant aging under the right conditions.

While our involvement in the region is recent, the two producers we represent demonstrate that Le Marche is capable of producing whites of serious interest, which often come at great value.

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Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

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