2009 Belisario "Cambrugiano" Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva

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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.

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By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/29/2012  | Send Email
Classically Verdicchio- citrus notes of fresh lemon and lemon zest, white flowers and mineral with juicy, mouthwatering acidity. The 2009 vintage is not only pretty but a solid wine, with nice palate weight and the structure to stand up to food. I served the 2008 with Thanksgiving dinner, and plan to do the same this year!
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Other White Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Marche

Alcohol Content (%): 13