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"Drinking well doesn’t have to cost a ton of money" - Wine Advocate - 09/10/2013 - Italy

Italian white wine bargain...

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2011 Sartarelli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi ($11.99)

91 points James Suckling: "I like the nose. Lovely, lively and fruity with mineral, apples and pears. Full and tangy with bright, crisp acidity." (02/2013)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The entry-level 2011 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico is a wonderfully focused, precise white. Crushed rocks, smoke, pear and lemon are all layered into the vibrant perfumed finish. A crisp, refreshing finish rounds things out nicely. Drinking well doesnt have to cost a ton of money, a point the 2011 Verdicchio makes with great eloquence. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016. When the mood strikes for Verdicchio, Sartarelli is often one of my go-to houses. The wines are loaded with varietal character, while the different bottlings are usually nicely differentiated and articulated." (02/2013)

Staff ImageGreg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: August 28, 2013

I love Verdicchio and this Sartarelli Verdicchio is a real pleasure to drink. Just over 10 miles from the Adriatic Sea, Sartarellis vineyards produce wines that have intriguing aromatics of elder flower and pear, while on the palate hints of richness cover layers refreshing acidity with suggestions of a mineral finish. Perfectly balance this Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio is the perfect pairing for appetizers, sautéed fish or just relaxing by the pool!