Estate: Pievalta was founded by Silvano Brescianini [Barone Pizzini] of Franciacorta fame in 2002. Located in the Ancona province of the Marche region, in the heart of Castelli di Jesi, the 39 hectare estate was the first estate in the Marche to be certified biodynamic . Winemaker Alessandro Fenino has headed the estate since its inception, and is dedicated to organic and biodynamic viticulture, affirming: “We work by doing as little as possible, thus allowing the grape variety and terroir to express themselves”. Pievalta is named after the small pieve [rural church] at the entrance of the property. For a closer look at the biodynamic and organic viticulture practices, click here .
Philosophy: “We simply accompany the fruit as it becomes wine, to reflect the harmony with the place where it is grown.”
Winemaking: Grapes are from vineyards on the opposite slopes of the Esino Valley, in calcareous clay and sandstone soil, at about 200 meters in elevation. Direct pressing and fermentation in stainless steel, aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months.
Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour, with aromas of lemon, honey, slate minerality, almond and citrus blossom. Lemon, pineapple, pear, white flowers and ginger glide atop racy acidity. Green apple, pink grapefruit and bitter almond accent the mineral driven finish. Silky and bright, a fantastic value.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC
Produced by Pievalta Soc. Agri. R.L.