Verdicchio "Passolento", La Marca di San Michele
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Verdicchio "Passolento", La Marca di San Michele - 2015

Item # 42726 750mL
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$36.96 $25.87 / Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

The La Marca di San Michele estate in Cupramontana is a family domain and is a gem of an estate. They make several Verdicchio wines - all from the Castelli di Jesi Classico area. The Passolento is aged in old wood barrels and is made from older vines planted in limestone soils on slopes of the Appenine mountains facing the Adriatic sea.


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Staff Pick Notes

La Marca di San Michele's Passolento is a fascinating Verdicchio. The style of this domain is very hands-off. They use low sulfur and age in old big barrels and the result shows in the glass. Some words this wine brings to mind include raw, untamed maybe even wild, both in texture and flavor. Yet it's not a wine without purity, harmony or elegance thanks to its balanced structure and fruit concentration. This is far from a neutral white, so it might not be for the conservative drinker but don't hesitate to give this bottle a try if you like whites from the south of Burgundy or aged Riesling.

- AG

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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