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Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
Spumante, Riserva, Passito e Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Classico , Riserva e Superiore.

Production area
It includes the hills in the middle of the Ancona province and a limited number of territories in the Macerata province. It is possible to mention the term Classico for those wines produced in the original area, the Castelli di Jesi. 

This wine is obtained from Verdicchio grapes. It is possible to blend up to a max of 15% of other authorized white grapes.

Appearence: it is pale ellow, sometimes with slight green tones, which turn gold during maturation.
Scent: delicate, fragrant and persistent. It has a floreal and fruity bouquet, with hints of bitter almonds.
Flavour: dry, refined and harmonious with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Alcohol content: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Classico min. 11,5°C; Classico Superiore min. 12°C; Riserva min. 12,5°. The Riserva must have a minimum alcohol content of 12,5°C and its ageing time must be a minimum of 24 months or a least 6 months spent in bottles. The Passito has an alcohol content of a least 15°C and about 1 year of ageing; it is released onto the market one year from harvest.

Optimum age
Preferably, this wine should be drunk between the end of he first year and that of the second year. Wines that originate from sunny, well ventilated areas, which are anything but rare, have a greater life and more character: conserves well for two even up to three years, also with a brief time spent in wooden casks.

Accompanying Foods
The seven wines which come from the enriched founders, "Castelli di Jesi" and "Classico", consent to a vast range of harmony and accompanying of foods, which is rarely comparable in yellow wines. All "Verdicchio" are suitable to serve with mediterranean style cooking. Antipastas, white meat dishes, corned meats, mushrooms, truffles amd fried vegetables. Over and above all, the "Verdicchio" go best with fish, crustaceans and molluscs.They also go well with elaborate receipes requiring a wine with strong character.

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