2016 La Monacesca Verdicchio di Matelica

SKU #1353653 90 points James Suckling

 This is rather smoky, but also fresh and juicy with plenty of ripe-citrus flavors and good length. An excellent food wine. Drink now.  (11/2018)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 This wine's heady Spanish broom, acacia and yellow stone fruit scents lift out of the glass. The palate mirrors the nose, offering creamy peach, yellow apple and juicy citrus flavors alongside bright acidity. An almond note caps off the finish. *Best Buy* (KO)  (7/2018)


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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/5/2018 | Send Email
The nose is full of white flowers, ripe pear and hints of anise. On the palate the wine has weight and richness but is defined by the acidity, with pear flavors and lots of minerality on the finish.

By: Rachel Alcarraz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/22/2018 | Send Email
The Monacesca competes for my favorite white wine every year not only due to it's uniqueness, but also it's subtle complexities and bold flavors. As always, the verdicchio does not see any oak, but has an extended growing time with a bit of skin contact creating a full bodied, flavorful wine without losing any acidity. It is powerful with notes of sweet citrus and anjou pears. The wine is filled with texture while the bold acidity keeps it driven and juicy.

By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/17/2018 | Send Email
This 2016 Verdicchio di Matelica, is a very good example for the vintage. Offers apple and refreshing citric fruit flavors, and aromas with the characteristic touch of green herbs, is a wonderful value, a well-rounded wine, beautifully structured, soft on the palate but with a slight suggestion of almond (typical for Verdicchio), a great summer sipping wine and is very food-friendly.

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Varietal:

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.
Sub-Region:

Marche

Alcohol Content (%): 13