2008 Belisario "Cambrugiano" Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva
Aromas of dried pineapple and honey follow through to a full body, with lots of ripe fruit and a long, fruity finish. A lively wine. Drink now. (Web-2010)
This was the first Verdicchio wine to enter the Riserva designation, back in 1988. 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.