Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Velenosi, DOC, Classico, Italia, 2021, 12.5% abv., C$27

Verdicchio, the name of the grape used for this wine made in Le Marche, is often referred to as ‘the little green one’.  The wines produced tend to be crisp and powerful with great acidity and minerality. IMG_1877

Verdicchio is grown in a region located near the ancient city of Jesi on Italy’s eastern coast, over the Apennines from Rome.  They’ve been making this wine here for over 1,000 years and it is renowned as one of Italy’s finest whites.

True to form, this example of the little green one is the colour of pale straw with aromas of acacia flower and lemon balm.  Flavours show more acacia, green grass, verbena, and fennel.

Each sip offers mouth-watering acidity that goes beautifully with pecorino cheese and salumi.  Pick up some taralli as well to complement your charcuterie.  This wine is also fabulous with light and creamy pastas and fish courses.

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