Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico

By | October 1, 2007

Paulo Bettini successfully defended his World Championship road race title this weekend so time to celebrate with an Italian wine. M&S recently had a sale on Italian wines. Always reasonable value, with 20% off it would be rude not to pick up a Marks & Spencer Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2006.

It was pale and bright with a zippy, grapefruity nose. It had a sharp acidity and was very dry. That worked really well to clear the palate. The grapefruit flavour kept it refreshing, whilst some peachiness and almond bitterness added flavour and body. It had a clean finish and was rather more-ish.

On sale it was a great deal, for the normal retail price  it’s a good choice to partner a midweek seafood meal with a wine with character.

One thought on “Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico

  1. David McDuff

    Bettini’s a crafty bugger, isn’t he? One of those few champions with the seeming ability to choose to win.

    As for Verdicchio, I enjoy the good ones as well. I don’t know what their availability is in the UK but keep an eye out for the wines of Brunori. Their Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore “San Nicolo,” a single vineyard bottling, is seriously good juice.

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