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Zaccagnini Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi Classico
Azienda Agricola Zaccagnini
Italy - Marche - Verdicchio

Verdicchio is an historic wine that has been made since the 1400’s. There is an ancient bond between the Verdicchio vine and the region of Le Marche, a seaside province on the Adriatic sea, which stems from a cherished relationship with the Benedictine, and later the Camaldolese, Monks. The monks helped spread Verdicchio vines – which had been present for centuries – as well as viticultural-oenological techniques throughout the Marche region. The efforts of the monks, along with improvements in the quality of the vines & vinification methods, have allowed Verdicchio to thrive for centuries. At one time, Verdicchio measured 65,000 hectares (158,080 acres) of grapes throughout Italy.

Verdicchio means “little green one”, in reference to the grape and the color of the resulting wine. The Verdicchio grape – which also goes by Giallo and Turbiana (Lake Garda) – is grown across Italy, and it is closely related to Trebbiano and Greco. The grape is subject to mutations. 

The wine is refreshing, exhibiting lemon citrus flavors, aromas of flowers and apples, with herbaceous qualities.

Specifications
Appellation
Verdicchio
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Verdicchio
Age of vines
15 years average
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
Mixed soils between Clay and Sand.
Vinification
vinification with selected yeasts, fermentation temperatures between 13 and 15 ° C.
Wine maturation on fine lees after alcoholic fermentation in concrete tank for 4 months with frequent batonnage (stirring of the lees).
All the transfer operations are carried out under an inert atmosphere
Production
4 166 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

This Verdicchio combines well with uncooked young squid with hot chili aroma; with risotto with mantis prawn, clams and courgette blossoms; with grilled fish; with light fish soups; with bucatini pasta with scorpion fish and scampi; with delicate white meats.

Producer Information: Azienda Agricola Zaccagnini

In 1973 the Zaccagnini brothers established their Azienda Agricola (farm company), driven by a hobby, that became a real passion over time. Mario devoted himself to this activity and passed ...
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