2022 Tenuta dell'Ugolino Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi "le Piaole" DOC

Delicious!  The 2018 Verdicchio "le Piaole" is a solid example of how Andrea and Matteo have developed an impressive reputation for their artisan Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi wines.  The hand selected fruit is harvested from a single vineyard.  After 3 months of temperature controlled fermentation at 18C, the wine is aged an additional month in the bottle prior to release. Intensely elegant, this wine has a well-balanced structure that has found the sweet spot between acidity, fruit and residual sugar. Light golden yellow with pale green tones characterize this lovely Verdicchio. Its bouquet recalls white flowers, sage and anisette, mature fruits such as peach and apricot. The taste is fresh, mineral and full-bodied.  This wine is best enjoyed very cold at 45-50F in a large format glass. It pairs well with fish dishes, fried seafood, light pasta dishes in oil or cream sauces, mild cheeses, and light first courses.

"This is an up and coming Italian wine estate whose wines never disappoint me."  ...Ian D'Agata.

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