2018 Umani Ronchi Casal di Serra Verdicchio$14.99
This is a single vineyard wine from an estate located in Italy’s Marche region very close to the Adriatic Sea. This is 100% Verdicchio from 25-year-old vines farmed sustainably. The vineyard is planted between 750, and 1250 feet elevation, and the soil is very deep-calcareous clay loam. The grapes are lightly pressed, with the free run juice going into stainless steel tanks where they are fermented then moved into neutral oak, where the wine spends 6 to 8 more months. The wine then spends another 6 months in the bottle before being released. This wine is a stunning refreshing bottle with aromatics of white flowers, minerals, lime and lemon with a profound salinity due to the soil, and proximity to the ocean. We typically don’t offer wines at this price range, but this was tasted in a line up with several whites in the 25+ range, and this was one of our favorites of the tasting!
A wonderfully pure expression of the Verdicchio grape!