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Verdicchio di Matelica

Verdicchio di Matelica
Verdicchio di Matelica, Spumante, Riserva e Passito

Production area
It corresponds to a valley, which is parallel to the Apennines, and includes some parts of the municipal land of Matelica, Esanatoglia, Gagliole, Castelraimondo, Camerino and Pioraco (province of Macerata), Cerreto d'Esi and Fabriano (province of Ancona).

It is obtained from Verdicchio grapes. Up to a max.of 15% of other authorized grapes may be blended.

Appearence: brilliant pale yellow.
Scent: it is delicate, fragrantly fresh and persistent, like unripe fruit.
Flavour: it is a dry, smooth and harmonious wine, with a pleasant bitter aftertaste.
Alcohol content: min. 11,5°C.

Optimum age
It is a first-class winer, to be drunk when either young or aged. Its best matured productions can last without loosing freshness and fragrance. "Riserva" must be aged for at least 24 months, 4 of which are spent refining in bottles. Passito may be consumed only from the 1st of December of the following year.

Accompanying Foods

A wine that is adapetd for numerous types of dishes, however, it is best served with fish. It is optimal with raw antipastas, flavoursome fish, lasagne and seafood risotto. A more matured Verdicchio should preferably be served with sole from the Adriatic Sea, to the "sapa" or with dried cod (Stoccafisso all'anconitana). The persistent fragrance together with several food types: Carpegna prosciutto, ciauscolo, Fabriano salame, spiced salames and white meats.

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