When Gianluca's Uncle, the head winemaker for Garofoli made this wine, he had one ambition in his mind. Up until that point Verdicchio was known as a wine that was cheap and rather bland but he saw the potential the Verdicchio grapes could show in the Castelli di Jesi area. He then worked for 20 years to find the right clones for exactly the right vineyard to make a wine which he knew would end up on the Podium and he did it. Wow.
Verdicchio is often known as a red wine dressed in white because the structure of it is so similar to a red wine. This will stand up well against roasted pork, for examples and if you're able to resist opening it and can keep it cellared for 5-7years, you'll fall in love with all over again as it develops more intense, rich, even petrol aromas...
Something about the wine...
Awards: Gambero Rosso (2 glasses - year 2014), Gilbert & Gaillard (Gold medal - year 2014), Wine Spectator (Top 100 worldwide - year 2014)
Taste: Harmonious, soft, fruity, finely spiced, elegant
Aroma: citrus fruits, apricots, almonds, dates, honey
Colour: golden yellow with greenish reflections
Fits: poultry, fish, seafood
Wine type: White wine
Grape variety: 100% Verdicchio
Drinking temperature: 7 to 13°C
Shelf life: 6 to 8 years
Alcohol content: 14%.
Closure: Full body cork
capacity: 0,75 litre
Allergens: Contains sulfites
Country of origin: Italy