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Vinranker, Urbino, Marche
Region: Marche
Zone: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC(G)
Wine:

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG

Facts about this wine

Wine: White wine
Taste: Semi dry
Volume: Medium
Min. alcohol: 12.5%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 18 mos.
Storage potential: 2 years

Formerly, this white wine was a part of the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC. However, in 2010 it became a DOCG and in 2011 the name changed to Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG.

As the non-aged white wine Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC, this wine is made from the Verdicchio grape (85-100%) with the permitted addition of other local green grapes (0-15%). The grapes are grown in an area stretching slightly West of Ancona, along the Esimo river, down to the Musone river.

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG is now considered to be among Italy’s best white wines, but the wine varies from one producer to the other. Some wines are crisp and light, with a light green yellow touch, others are more golden and very rich. The scent is distinctive and the aftertaste is slightly bitter, sometimes with hints of wood from the barrel-aging.

If the label mentions "Classico", it means the grapes are grown in the southernmost two-thirds of the zone wich is oldest authentic area.

The minimum mandatory aging period for Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG is 18 months, starting after December 1st of the harvesting. At least 6 months of refinement in the bottle is mandatory before released on the market.

A growing number of producers are now making single vineyard wines, cuvées.

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOC is a perfect accompaniment with fish.

Great dishes to have with Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG

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