Verdicchio di Matelica, Collestefano
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Organic

Verdicchio di Matelica, Collestefano - 2019

Item # 41187 750mL
$17.96/ Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

A lush and vibrant Verdicchio that is fine match for any vegetable dish or seafood. Collestefano was started in 1998 when Fabio Marchionni took over the estate that had been in his family for years. The Matelica zone is further inland and at a higher elevation than the more common Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi.


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Staff Pick Notes

While not as famous as their Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi neighbors on the coast, Verdicchio di Matelica has actually been a DOC longer than Jesi, receiving that status in 1967. This one from Collestefano is a nice example, with the trademark bright, fresh acidity. For my money, di Matelica is great if you can find it and that tartness makes for good food pairing as well, especially richer seafood dishes and salads.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Verdicchio

This white Italian grape variety generally produces wines with a good amount of acidity, making it great for cutting through buttery, saucy dishes.

Marches

This region lies on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, so much of its cuisine is seafood-based. Marches is best-known for its white wines. Verdicchio produced near the towns of Jesi and Matelica often has gently bitter notes and rich fruit, and is an excellent match for many seafood dishes. Red wines are produced here as well, with Sangiovese being the dominant red grape in the region. When blended with the...

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