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2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Azienda Santa Barbara

2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Azienda Santa Barbara - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Santa Barbara’s Verdicchio has quickly become one of the most popular white wines in our retail shop, and it’s easy to see why. It strikes the right balance of quality and price to deliver a wine with vibrant tropical fruit aromas and a dry, refreshing finish. If you’re looking for a new house white or just something to take to your next picnic, this is the one.

Will Meinberg

$12.00
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Verdicchio
Appellation: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
Country: Italy
Region: Marche
Producer: Azienda Santa Barbara
Vineyard: 30 year old vines, 25 ha
Soil: Sandy tuffo
Aging: Wine ages in stainless steel for 3 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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There is so much contained in a glass of good wine, It is a gift of nature that tastes of man's foibles, his sense of the beautiful, his idealism and virtuosity.

Adventures on the Wine Route, pages 232

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