Borgo Paglianetto - "Petrara" Verdicchio di Matelica DOC 750ml 2021 (13% ABV)

Borgo Paglianetto - "Petrara" Verdicchio di Matelica DOC 750ml 2021 (13% ABV)

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Named for an ancient city over which vineyards are now planted (“Petrara"). Verdicchio is one of Italy’s greatest native white grapes.

from a single vineyard with calcareous clay soil and a southern exposure, 15 year old vines, allowing for more sun and perfect ripening. 350-400m elevation.

 Only 6,000 bottles were made

estate that lies on the hills of Matelica in a closed valley, called Alta Valle dell’ Esino, This unique valley represents the only case in the Marche region that has an unusual North-South orientation, which is a fundamental factor contributing to the creation of this unique microclimate

When compared to the more famous region of Castello di Jesi, Metalica wines are noted for their fresh, fragrant and harmonious character, displaying a slightly higher-toned characteristic

aromatic accents of fresh green apple and tart citrus. Light-bodied and sleek, presenting an almond-tinged finish to its pure pear and apple fruit flavors.  There’s definitely a hint of stony minerality in there too. Verdicchio is always a citrusy and high acid white wine, which makes it one of the world’s great seafood wines. simultaneously cerebral and utterly enjoyable. 

region: Marche, Italy

varietal: Verdicchio

style: white

farming/cellar: organic, vinified in temp controlled steel tanks, 6 months in steel, rested 2 months in bottle

pairing: sushi, crudo, seafood pasta