Verdicchio: from Castelli di Jesi to Matelica


The Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, without doubt one of the most prestigious wine produced here, boasts a singular record: it is the name written on the oldest Italian wine label. Marchigian wines, their relative youth notwithstanding, have earned the approval of consumers thanks to the long range vision of the winemakers, experts at highlighting the remarkable organoleptic characteristics they possess. The hilly areas of the region, where the vines thrive and the best grapes are grown, enjoy all the sunshine and heat needed to create a high sugar level and delicate aromas, the vital ingredients of the fine wines which distinguish this region. So it’s no surprise that fortune blessed the Verdicchio (Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica ), blond, slightly tart, with a surprising simplicity ideal for flavours from the sea.” Up to 15% of this fine wine may be made with Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Toscana grapes. It has a fruity aroma and its flavour is fresh and tasty, often with an almond aftertaste. It can be paired with all types of Marchigian cuisine and some fish dishes. It also goes well with white meat in sauces, as long as they are not too greasy, or with mushroom or cheese sauces.

 Territory: It is obtained from Verdicchio grape variety, a native variety, and it is produced in the area of Jesi, in the valley of the Esino river ,  in the hills of Macerata near Matelica and up to the city of Fabriano, in the province of Ancona.


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Discover the attraction Jesi - Cathedral of S. Settimio

Jesi - Cathedral of S. Settimio

The Cathedral was built between the XIII and XIV centuries by Giorgio di Como, probably on the foundations  of a Roman temple in the Roman forum area....

Discover the attraction Jesi - Diocesan Museum

Jesi - Diocesan Museum

The Diocesan Museum of Jesi was founded in 1966 in order to collect, preserve and enhance the vestiges of religious art coming from the territory around the...

Discover the attraction Jesi - Palazzo della Signoria

Jesi - Palazzo della Signoria

Palazzo della Signoria of Jesi (AN) is an impressive example of civil architecture built by Francesco di Giorgio Martini, between 1486 and 1498. The...

Discover the attraction Jesi- The Planettiana Library

Jesi- The Planettiana Library

In 1907 Marquis Bernardo Pianetti gave his famous and rich library, whose origins date back to some centuries ago, to the municipality of Jesi. That’s...

Discover the attraction Jesi - Printing Museum

Jesi - Printing Museum

Located in an ancient monastery, the museum traces the history of printing in Jesi since 1472. It houses printing presses and accessories, examples of rare...

Discover the attraction Jesi- Pergolesi Spontini Festival

Jesi- Pergolesi Spontini Festival

The Pergolesi Spontini Festival is named after the two great composers who were born in the Marche: Giovan Battista Pergolesi (Jesi, 4th January 1710 - Pozzuoli...