Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi is a DOC located in the Marche province of Italy on the country’s east coast. It’s located north of Abruzzo province and south of Emilia Romagna.
About 30 km inland from the town of Ancona, it is heavily affected by the Adriatic Sea’s cooling evening breezes that offer the area a strong diurnal shift; the difference between day and nighttime temperatures enables the grapes to retain high acidity and the wines to be crisp and refreshing.
This wine comes from the Classico zone. There is another Verdicchio zone – de Matelica which is further inland, has higher altitude and offers a fuller style of wine. [...]