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2017 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva “Passolento”

La Marca di San Michele

At La Marca, viticulture is a labor of love—understandable, when you are farming luscious rolling hillsides in the foothills of the Apennines, enjoying a view of the Adriatic coastline in the distance. Pristine organic fruit finds its way to winedom through a spontaneous fermentation and long aging in massive oak casks, followed by an unfiltered bottling. Verdicchio is typically a light, crisp quaffer, but the Passolento has the layered textures that white Burgundy lovers chase after. In prime condition now, this 2017 will easily live another decade.

Anthony Lynch

$36.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Verdicchio
Appellation: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
Country: Italy
Region: Le Marche
Producer: La Marca di San Michele
Vineyard: Planted in 2001, 25 ha
Soil: Limestone, Clay
Aging: Ages in 10 hl Slavonian oak botti for 8 months
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13%

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Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch

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