Category Archives: Marche

Verdicchio di Matelica Poggio alle Rondini 2013

I am partial to a regular Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi,  not just when it comes in the super-cool “Gina Lollobrigida” bottles.  Okay so not everyone thinks those hourglass bottles are super-cool, but that’s probably because they are not super-cool people. This Verdicchio di Matelica Poggio alle Rondini is made from the same kind of… Read More »

Villa Icona Sangiovese

We had a Villa Icona Sangiovese 2005 from Laithwaites with dinner, from La Marche rather than Tuscany. It’s a region better known for Verdicchio, but I’d heard good things about the reds recently. It was a medium purple-red and smelled of sharp bitter cherries. Very dry it had green chunky tannins which felt almost chewy.… Read More »