Verdicchio Classico Sartarelli: A White Wine from Marche
The Vino Vino Situation presents: Verdicchio Classico Sartarelli.
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Let’s move now to a beautiful and green Italian region: Marche! Here you can find seaside and mountains, and good food and wine. Verdicchio is one of the most important grapes in the region and it’s perfect for producing different types of wine: simple or strong, sweet and sparkling, and so on!
The name “Verdicchio” comes from “verde” (which means “green” in Italian), because you can see a green tone on the grapes even if they are ripe. There are two famous areas for the production of Verdicchio: Matelica (not close to the sea, colder climate) and Castelli di Jesi (close to the sea, warmer climate). Today we are going to talk about Castelli di Jesi, where we can find full-bodied wines.
Sartarelli is a family winery and they only produce Verdicchio: Still, sparkling, and sweet! They became famous when they were awarded the White Wine Trophy at the International Wine Challenge in London in 1999, and they’ve continued to produce high-quality wine.
Verdicchio Classico has a light straw yellow color with greenish reflections. The nose is a delicate bouquet with aromas of white flowers and lemon, and when you try it it you can taste the bitter almond flavor typical of the Verdicchio grape.
The perfect match is fish, maybe a starter, or even risotto. You can also have fun try cooking something… green!!!
Enjoy you wine!
Producer: Azienda Agricola Sartarelli
Name: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico
Type: Still white wine
Price: About $15
Grapes: Verdicchio 100%
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