By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/29/2010 | Send Email
Verdicchio, a white grape varietal native to the Marche region of Italy, is often suggested as an Italian alternative to Chardonnay or white Burgundy, as it can be similar in flavor, weight, richness, and acidity. This Verdicchio is a great example of the varietal's potential to also be uniquely delicious, whether you like Chardonnay or not. The nose hints at pineapple, stone fruits, and coconut, with an underlying herbality and nuttiness that dials back the fruit and keeps things interesting. This not an oakey wine - the nutty flavor is a varietal characteristic - but it is richly layered and mouthfilling, with mineral notes adding to fruit flavors echoing the nose. The wine finishes clean and fresh, making it a food-friendly option for anyone seeking a medium-bodied white wine to enjoy with regional seafood specialties, from assorted crudo (raw fish) or whole roasted "branzino" (sea bass) with lemon, olives, and herbs.