2011 ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica

SKU #1109244

ColleStefano is situated in a hilly belt in the hinterland of the Marches, 420 m above sea-level. This narrow land is watered by the Esino river and bound on the east and west by the mountain range of the Appennini Umbro-Marchigiani. Not affected by the mitigating influence of the Adriatic Sea, the region is characterized by a cool, dry microclimate with a dramatic day/night temperature range. This is ideal for the growing of Verdicchio di Matelica, which has been cultivated in this district since ancient times and characteristically ripens late in the season. ColleStefano's vineyards are vineyards are organically farmed. Lack of malolactic fermentation keeps this wine fresh and bright, with fine acid and structure. A pale yellow wine with greenish tones and a delicate scent of country herbs and apple, its taste has a fresh trace of tartness which makes this wine particularly fragrant and food-friendly. Wine Enthusiast wrote of the 2010 vintage: "This interesting Italian white is gaining a bit of a cult following in the United States. Made with organically grown Verdicchio grapes, the wine shows pristine aromas of passion and stone fruit with a crisp, zesty feel in the mouth. It would pair perfectly with sea food or light lunches." (12/2011)

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