Today we speak about Verdicchio: “the more red of white wines”
Verdicchio is arguably Italy’s greatest native white grape variety. Grown in the hillsides of north-central and western Le Marche, Verdicchio is used to produce a variety of wines, from metodo classico to passito and, in between, some of the longest-lived dry whites found in Italy. The characteristics of these wine is quite varied, thanks to a series of factors including soil, climate and elevation. You can taste with fish, vegetables, but also meat and especially with Fabriano’s Salame DOP (another excellence of our area): this the reason why is named “the more red of white wines”.
There are two DOC zones for Verdicchio in Marche: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, the more famous of the two, and Verdicchio di Matelica. Sassoferrato is situated in the middle: the third valley close to the Apennines, near the border with Umbria.
In its 2015 Italian wine guide, Gambero Rosso awarded its highest rating of 3 Bicchieri (3 Glasses) to 11 examples of Verdicchio – more than any other white in the country.
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