San Lorenzo - Verdicchio Classico ‘Le Oche’ DOC 2017
San Lorenzo – Verdicchio Classico ‘Le Oche’ DOC 2017 (89 TSW)
100% Verdicchio, single vineyard named after the geese (oche) that ‘work the weeds and grass between the rows’ for Natalino.
Planted 1985, 350m altitude in the village of Montecarotto, about 20 miles from the Adriatic. Fermented with wild yeasts and aged 12 months in cement vats and six months in bottle. No oak.
The Verdicchio variety is grown almost exclusively in the Marche region, a region in central Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. To a lesser extent, the grape is found in neighboring regions, such as Romagna, Umbria and Abruzzo, and in Sardinia. Outside the Marche, the Verdicchio loses its best qualities and is less successful.
The name Verdicchio is derived from the color of the grape, "verde" means green. The Verdicchio wine has a light yellow / green color. The Verdicchio is the main grape behind two DOC wine production areas in the Marche. The most suitable growing areas are the castles of Jesi in the province of Ancona and Matelica in the province of Macerata.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a medium intense straw yellow color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of elderberry, white peach and green apple with hints of yeast, lemon and white flowers.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with great structure, acidity and freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a light bitterness in the persistent finish.
Perfect white value wine with this indian summer in the Netherlands. To pair with pasta, vegetarian meals, appetizers and snacks, fish and salted meat.