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Friday, January 18, 2013

Casalfarneto Fontevecchia Classico Superiore Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, DOCG

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The Classico Superiore Verdicchio wine by Casalfarneto comes from the Marches region of Italy. Legend has it that when the Visigoths marched on Rome, they were provided with barrels of Verdicchio to maintain their strength.

Verdicchio means “little green one” and the grapes are straw colored with green tinges. The grapes for the Superiore wines come from the oldest winegrowing areas, in this case the Fontevecchia Vineyard.

This wine is crisp and tinged with minerality. It is fermented in stainless steel and aged for nine months before bottling. It has a rich texture with tropical fruit notes. It has more gusto than most Italian whites.

The Verdicchio pairs well with fish, shrimp and real Italian dishes. This wine got a hearty thumbs up, especially when you want a switch from Chardonnay.

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