Here’s a news flash. Italy makes some kickin’ white wines. When I started my reading and research on Italy, I only knew of Chianti, the deep red wine that comes in the bottle with the straw base. I never knew the joys of Italian whites.
Verdicchio is another lesson in the Italian Whites syllabus. Verdicchio (overall) is slightly green-yellow in color and has a delicate bouquet. It is medium bodied with surprisingly strong flavors, a crisp acid balance and a slightly bitter finish. It is best consumed within the first two years from the vintage date. The bottle I received, a Marchetti Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico was a little bit more than that.
Eyes:Nearly Translucent. Golden yellow with no hint of green. Solid legs that take their good ol sweet time to fall back into the wine.
Nose: Slight herb aroma with an only slightly stronger lemony smell.
Taste: A very light wine. Very watery. Sweet overtones with a tiny little taste of bitterness. Very citrusy, like grapefruit. Holds the tongue well, and tastes a bit lick the mineral aspects of a Pelligrino. Ends very nice.
Overall: Probably the lightest tasting wine I’ve had to date. Very delicate, and certainly will not overpower anyone. From here on forth, when it comes to wine, I’m going to assign a point on a scale of 1-3. Three means I’d buy it again, 2 means I liked it but probably wouldn’t remember drinking it in two weeks. 1 means I hated it and would avoid it.
I give this wine a 3. I enjoyed how delicate it was…not as sweet as a Riesling, not as thick as a Chardonney. Simply a tasty wine.