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Verdicchio

Verdicchio is a white grape variety grown primarily in the Marche region of Italy. It is prized for its vibrant aromas and flavors, and its ability to produce wines that are both fresh and easy-drinking as well as complex and age-worthy.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Verdicchio has a pale yellow-green colour, and is known for its distinctive aromas of almonds and citrus fruits, as well as floral notes such as jasmine. On the palate, it has a medium body and a crisp, mineral-tinged acidity. Its flavors are typically citrusy and savory, with a hint of bitterness and a pronounced mineral tang.

Fresh Verdicchio grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Verdicchio is mainly grown in the Marche region of Italy, where it is the most widely planted white grape variety. It is also found in the Abruzzo and Molise regions, as well as in a few other Italian regions. Verdicchio is grown in a range of soils and climates, but it is generally considered best suited to warm, well-drained soils. It is a relatively vigorous variety, and needs to be trained carefully to ensure good air circulation and sun exposure. In the winery, it is usually fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve its freshness and aromatics. In the Marche region, Verdicchio is produced in a range of styles. Classic Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi is medium-bodied and crisp, with aromas of almonds and lemon zest, and flavors of citrus and stone fruit. Verdicchio di Matelica is fuller-bodied, with more intense aromas and flavors. Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva is aged for at least one year in oak, and is richer and more complex than the regular version. Verdicchio is a versatile food-pairing wine. It pairs well with seafood dishes such as grilled fish, salads with citrus fruits, and light pastas. It also goes well with white meats such as chicken and veal, and with soft, creamy cheeses.

Foods to pair with Verdicchio:

Asian food
Pasta
Pizza
Curry
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Verdicchio
Verdicchio is one of the few grape varieties that has been grown in Italy for centuries. It was first mentioned in the 11th century, and was popular with the Roman aristocracy.

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