This top producer of Verdicchio has 15 hectares nestled in a cold and dry microclimate alongside the Esino River between the Appenine Mountains and the Adriatic. They have been farming organically since 1995. Fabio Marchionni is an expert on Verdicchio and has become a cult producer of Verdicchio di Matelica.
The Matelica zone is further inland and at a higher elevation than the more common Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi. Matelica wines tend to be brighter and more elegant. Collestefano is textbook for the Matelica style.
A new fave dry Italian white for all you fans of the Ischia Bianco and Gavi.
All estate fruit. Alluvial soil with limestone and chalk.
High elevation, mineral-driven. Bright, floral, luxurious, medium bodied, hint of pine and almonds. Its trademark acidity makes it very food friendly - as it can cut through richer dishes and sauces.
region: Marche, Italy
style: crisp white
farming/cellar: Certified Organic, hand harvested, Soft pressing and slow fermentation in stainless steel, unfined, no malo.