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.