Our Matelica Verdicchio DOC wine is obtained entirely from Verdicchio grapes. The grapes are harvested by hand and transported immediately to the cellar where, after an initial soft pressing, they are pressed directly with horizontal presses to separate the juice from the skins. The must is lowered in temperature and then sent to fermentation at a temperature that never exceeds 20°C. All winery operations are aimed at enhancing the best features of the vine through the utmost respect of the grapes. Verdicchio of Matelica is a vine that requires extraordinary attention in the processing because of the sensitivity of their skin, but then gives musts and wines with texture and enviable body supported by high acidity and alcoholic richness that allow a remarkable longevity – quite rare for a white wine.
Appellation Verdicchio di Matelica DOC
Vineyard size 17 ha
Number of plants/hectare 3300
Average production for plants (Kg) 2,7/3,0
Variety Verdicchio 100%
Vineyard age (year of planting) 1978, 1983, 1988, 2016
Soil type Calcerous, clay
Exposure South/ South-West
Vinification and ageing White Vinification, cold decanting of the must, fermentation in glazed cement vats with temperature control (under 20°C), refined in bottle for 2 months.
Colour Pale straw yellow with green reflections
Flavour Full body, savoury, fresh, balanced
Nose Intense, white flowers, green apple
Average no. bottles/year 60.000/100.000