If you haven’t tried Verdicchio, acquaint yourself with this classic. It’s from the Cantine Belisario, founded in 1971 and located in the heart of the hilltop town of Matelica – home to Italy’s finest examples. A white with intense lemony character.
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A nutty, fresh, linear style – crisp, unoaked and very citrusy
Fresh nutty aromas with lemon zest and stone fruit hints
Verdicchio is one of the unsung hero white grapes of Italy, producing a wine with a superb balance of creamy, lemony and nutty intensity. Verdicchio’s best known appellation is Castelli di Jesi, but the finest wines, often ageworthy, come from the high altitude vineyards of tiny Matelica. We were introduced to this terrific white by Scipione ‘Papavero’ Giuliani. He’s very partial to the grape. It's from Cantine Belisario, whose Verdicchios are regarded as among Italy’s best. It’s a blend of cuvées from their highest vineyards, some up to 400 metres altitude. A generous portion of late harvest fruit adds real depth of flavour, while lees ageing lends creamy weight. A most enjoyable glass solo or with creamy rice dishes, chicken or seafood.
"Really nice, easy-drinking white. Fresh, elegant white wine. Really enjoyed this and will buy again"
5-Star Online Review For the 2019 vintage