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Verde Ca' Ruptae
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Denominazione di Origine Controllata Classico Superiore

 

vineyards

Growing area: the Marche, province of Ancona.
Location: three vineyards selected in the Verdicchio Classico production zone, the areas of San Martino (Serra de’ Conti), San Lorenzo (Montecarotto) and Piagge (Castelplanio).
Age: 8-30 years.
Soils: derived from alluvially-deposited seabed sediment, predominantly Plio-Pleistocene and Miocene clay and sand.
Aspect and elevation: sunny, partly North-facing location, almost level, at an elevation of 250-350 m.

varieties and growing area

Grapes: 100% Verdicchio.
Training system: arched cane and guyot.
Vineyard density: 1.700-3.000 vines/ha.

Yield: 8-9 t of grapes/ha.

vinification and maturation

Harvest: hand-picking, in two vineyard passes, for careful selection of quality grapes.
Vinification: the clusters are de-stemmed, then the juice is cryomacerated on the skins, the free-run must is separated out and gravity settled, then undergoes a temperature-controlled fermentation with cultured native yeasts.
Maturation: it matures 4 months sur lie in steel, with regular bāttonage, then the wine bottle-ages in temperature-controlled storage.

tasting notes

Appearance: a lively, sparkling straw-yellow colour, flecked with green and gold.
Bouquet: a compelling aromatic amalgam of stone-fruit, wild herbs, yeastiness, pungent blackberry and acacia blossoms, with light hints of broom. It is impressive for its length and intensity.
Palate: lean and dry, yet rounded and smooth, still delicate, with good support from the alcohol. Its crisp acidity and fresh fruit, complemented by the wine’s ageing on the lees, contribute substantially to the balance as well as to its significant body and weight.

cellaring

Time will bring greatness to this wine, as it expresses its full potential, with all of its distinctive sensory qualities preserved.

serving suggestions

This Verdicchio will partner beautifully with a wide range of fine dishes, from rich shellfish appetizers, in particular raw, to seafood-dressed pastas. Its emphatic alcohol makes it a fine partner to Italian-style mixed fried seafood, as well as baked fish preparations, in particular with full-flavoured grilled seafood. Although “betrothed to the sea,” it breaks its vows deliciously with poultry and rabbit.

serving temperature

12° C.

data

Alcohol: 13,5% vol.


AWARDS
I VINI DI VERONELLI
2004
SELECTIONS MONDIALES DES VINS CANADA
2011 - 2010
MUNDUS VINI GERMANY
2011 - 2008
CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN BORDEAUX
2010
BANCO D'ASSAGGIO DEI VINI D'ITALIA
2005 - 2002 - 2000
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE LONDON
2003
CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES
2000
INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION LONDON
2011 - 2010 - 2008
CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES
2011
JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE
2011
SELECTIONS MONDIALES DES VINS CANADA
2008 - 2007
MUNDUS VINI GERMANY
2005 - 2001
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