13 top Verdicchio wines from Marche

news  %tages 13 top Verdicchio wines from MarcheThe hillsides of Marche hold many secrets, amongst them the complexity and ageability of well-made Verdicchio. Tom Hyland finds himself intrigued as he explores the province.The Verdicchio grape, grown in the hillsides of north-central and western Marche, is used to produce a variety of wines, from metodo classico to passito and, in between, some of the longest-lived dry whites found in Italy. Decanter Italy expert Ian D’Agata, in his book Native Wine Grapes of Italy, asserts that ‘Verdicchio is arguably Italy’s greatest native colorless grape variety.’ In its 2015 Italian wine guide, Gambero Rosso awarded its highest rating of tre bicchieri to 11 examples of Verdicchio – more than any additional colorless in the country. So why is it that you would be hard pressed to find more than one example on wine lists outside of Italy?
There are two DOC zones for Verdicchio in Marche: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, the more well-known of the two, and Verdicchio di Matelica. http://1000-facts-about-wine.com While most examples are 100% Verdicchio (DOC regulations require 85% minimum Verdicchio), the characteristics of these wines are quite different, thanks to a series of factors including soil, climate and elevation. The Castelli di Jesi zone is located in northcentral Marche, while Matelica is in the westerncentre of the province, close to the Apennine Mountains that traverse this part of the province, near the border with Umbria. ‘The greatest difference between Matelica and Jesi,’ says Riccardo Baldi, proprietor of the La Staffa estate in the Jesi zone, ‘is the terrains. Jesi is very rich in clay and skeletal deposits, while Matelica is richer in minerals. Also Jesi is more open to the sea, while Matelica is an inland territory, where the influence of the mountains can be felt.’
Tom Hyland picks his top wines

Colonnara, Ubaldo Rosi, Brut Metodo Classico, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2008

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Points 87

Villa Bucci, Riserva, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2009

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Points 94

Andrea http://1000-facts-about-wine.com Felici, Il Cantico della Figura, Riserva, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2011

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Points 93

Sartarelli, Balciana, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore 2012

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Points 92

http://1000-facts-about-wine.com Umani Ronchi, Plenio, Classico, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva 2009

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See Tom Hyland' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Umani Ronchi, 2009.

Points 92

Collestefano, Verdicchio di Matelica 2013

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Points 91

http://1000-facts-about-wine.com Stefano Antonucci, Le Vaglie, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2013

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Points 91

Bisci, Verdicchio di Matelica 2013

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Points 90

http://1000-facts-about-wine.com Colonnara, Cuprese, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore 2013

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See Tom Hyland' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Colonnara, 2013.

Points 88

La Staffa, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2013

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Points 90

Colonnara, Cuprese, Verdicchio http://1000-facts-about-wine.com dei Castelli di Jesi 1991

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Points 94

Villa Bucci, Riserva, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2004

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Points 94

Garofoli, La Selezione Gioacchino Garofoli, Riserva, Verdicchio http://1000-facts-about-wine.com dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2008

September 1, 2015

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Points 92

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