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Wines from sunny Italy - for sunny Davis

Wines from sunny Italy - for sunny Davis | Wines and People |

[...] I want to tell you about another delicious find, the Marchetti Verdicchio dei Castelli de Jesi (yes, a mouthful but so euphonious). Someone described this varietal — and this wine in particular — as “a thinking person’s pinot grigio,” adding that verdicchio is “one of the best whites in the Mediterranean world.”

Winemaker Maurizio Marchetti’s family has been making verdicchio for generations, and this citrus-y, mineral-ly example is a perfect winter white. I had it with halibut, but my partner thought it went equally well with her pasta. I’m guessing that the “thinking person” comment refers to this wine’s complexity, which is significant — and unusual in an under-$15 bottle (Co-op, currently on sale for $12.99). The warmer the wine got, the more layers were revealed, so I suggest serving this at just under room temperature. And if ever you were to buy wine just for the bottle, this lovely, sensuous one would be it. [...]

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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. From the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, to the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, from the Offida Pecorino to the Offida Passerina. Also: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Pergola, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
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