Collestefano 2017 Verdicchio di Matelica DOC
Item Number: 11618
Sub Region: Marche
Appellation/AVA: Verdicchio di Matelica DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Verdicchio
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Vineyard Notes: 15 hectares organically certified since 1995 are planted by massal selection to clones of indigenous Verdicchio di Matelica. The vineyards are nestled in a cold and dry microclimate alongside the Esino River between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is done by hand. Grapes are pressed softly into stainless steel for fermentation at low temperatures. Fining agents are not used. Malolactic fermentation is stopped.
About Verdicchio: The Marche is the land of Verdicchio. The best expressions of Verdicchio hail from the DOCs Castelli di Jesi and Matelica. The Matelica DOC is located further inland than Jesi, producing a firmer, more aromatic, and slightly more powerful version of Verdicchio. It shows fine balance and structure and has great complexity when aged for several years. As with the Jesi wine, it is the perfect partner to seafood and baked pasta. Collestefano is considered among the best producers of Verdicchio; he is one of the few producers to win for two years in a row the Tre Bicchieri award for vintages 2015 and 2014.