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2017 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva “Passolento”

La Marca di San Michele


PJ's Pick Complex and seductive with a fleshy texture. You can be happy sipping this one on its own. But relax and enjoy the “slow pace.”

Verdicchio is the sole grape variety in this cuvée, and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, which translates to “Verdicchio from the Castles of Jesi,” is the DOC—or classification—of this wine. (Fun fact: Roberto Mancini, the manager of Italy’s national soccer team, who may or may not have led his team to Euro tournament glory by the time you read this, was born in the small town of Jesi.) Verdicchio is generally used for light, crisp quaffers. But in their Passolento, La Marca has eked out astonishing complexity and body from the grape. Passolento translates to “slow pace,” referring to the estate’s unusually extended aging of the wine in botti and bottle—roughly eighteen months in total. In addition to the organic farming and unfiltered bottling, the time that La Marca takes with this cuvée is no doubt what elevates it to such heights.

Tom Wolf

$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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