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Sartarelli Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2016

Estate: The Sartarelli family estate is located in Poggio San Marcello, the smallest village in the province of Ancona, surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of the Marche region in eastern Italy. The estate consists of 55 hectares of vines and 6 hectares of olive trees. Founded in 1972 by Ferruccio Sartarelli, the family focuses solely on producing single varietal Verdicchio wines. [They have a museum dedicated to the story of Verdicchio, to read more about this unique endeavor, click here.] Today Ferruccio’s daughter Donatello, her husband Patrizio, along with their children Caterina and Tommaso, run the estate.

Philosophy: “Respect and care. We have always been committed to run the vineyards in total respect of the environment.”

Winemaking: Grapes are an average 22 years old, from vineyards 300-350 meters above the sea level with slightly calcareous soil.

Tasting Notes: Invitingly aromatic with lemon, yellow apple, wildflowers, candied orange, fennel and a trace of petrol. Fresh acidity frames lemon, pink grapefruit, pear, yellow apple and hint of almond. A vein of minerality runs thru and joins citrus zest and granny smith apple on the dry, crisp finish. Silky, round and bright.

Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: It is very versatile and excellent with seafood, hors d’oeuvres, moscioli di Portonovo spaghetti (spaghetti with typical mussels from Portonovo), risotto, mixed fried fish and vegetables. This wine expresses itself best when had with salami typical of our area, such as ciauscolo together with pizza al formaggio, especially good to eat in the open air, and with white meats and cheese fondue.

100% Verdicchio
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC
Italy
Produced and Bottled by Sartarelli S.A.
13% Alcohol
$17
Enjoy now thru 2019

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