2009 Belisario "Cambrugiano" Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva
Ranked among the finest white wines in Italy, Belisario's Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva "Cambrugiano" was the first Riservas ever produced in 1988. It is also now a DOCG (as of June 2009). From the best high-elevation vineyards to a late harvest, cold fermentation, and partial aging in barrique, this wine epitomizes Matelica's reputation for producing powerful white wines.It is aged in a combination of steel and oak barrels for one year, with an additional year of bottle age. One taste and it's all there: the hills of Italy's Marche region, the Medditerranean sun, white flowers, a hint of vanilla and pusuasive, savory character on the palate, with absolute harmony between acidity and fruit.