2012 La Monacesca Verdicchio di Matelica

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By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/19/2014  | Send Email
Matelica is a valley running North and South with warm days and cool nights resulting in some of the best Verdicchio in all of Italy. This richly textured wine has sweet pit fruit, stony minerality and a super intense finish. Don't miss this unique and delicious bargain.

By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/31/2014  | Send Email
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The 2012 La Monacesca Verdicchio di Matelica* is harvested the first 10 days of October, fermented and aged in stainless and released after a year. The wine is so powerful and intense that bottle aging, or decanting, is needed to get to this powerful wine’s mineral core. The nose is full pear-like fruit spiced with anise, citrus and a bit of brioche-like toastiness, although the wine sees no wood.
Drink from 2014 to 2018

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5