A complex example of Verdicchio di Matelica. On the nose, it shows interesting aromas of golden apple, pink grapefruit and wax. On the palate, it is soft and round, with a persistent finish.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from a 20 hectares vineyard in the Lancioni Calle town on a south-facing hillside at an altitude between 420 and 620 metres above sea level. Soil here is made mainly of clay. The vines are Guyot trained and organically grown. Vines were planted in 2005/2006.
The 2019 vintage saw a mild and dry winter followed by a spring marked by a significantly cold and rainy May. This restored the soil moisture content, which helped the vines stay healthy through the hot summer. Sunny, warm days in September allowed for a smooth harvest period. Harvest started the 24th of September.
Grapes were both hand and machine picked and selected in the vineyards. Once picked, the grapes were fermented for 20 days at 14-16°C in stainless steel tanks. The must then underwent hyperoxygenation to avoid the use of sulphites. Post fermentation, the wine was aged for five months in 100HL stainless steel vats, bottled in March and released in August 2020.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
International Wine Challenge 2021
The Cantine Belisario co-operative was founded in 1971. Today, it is the biggest producer of Verdicchio in the Matelica DOC, a smaller zone than Castello di Jesi. The climate here is more continental than in Castelli di Jesi and the combination of warm days and cool nights gives a longer growing season, and lovely aromatic qualities to the wines.