Verdicchio Classico Superiore V. del Balluccio

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Verdicchio Classico Superiore V. del Balluccio

£15.95

  • Designation: DOC
  • Producer: Tenuta dell'Ugolino
  • Year: 2014
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Verdicchio
  • Region: The Marches
  • Size: 75cl
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An award winning Verdicchio Classico Superiore of unmatched harmony and elegance.  Deep golden yellow, the bouquet recalls white flowers, sage, anisette and licorice. A full-bodied wine, it has a soft, velvety finish with light traces of vanilla.

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore “Vigneto del Balluccio”

A Verdicchio Classico Superiore from a special cru produced on a single vineyard (1 hectare) in the historical region of Jesi, Castelplanio (Ancona). The coastal area near Jesi is perfectly suited to wine production, with its pebbly fossils in the terrain soil and maritime climate. In fact, this zone within the Esino River valley is considered one of the premier wine producing areas in Italy today.

Unmatched harmony and elegance identify this award-winning Verdicchio Classico Superiore.  It presents with a strong golden yellow colour and the bouquet recalls white flowers, sage, anisette and licorice. A full-bodied wine, it has a soft, velvety finish with light traces of vanilla.

Serving Suggestions: fish based dishes including the typical “frittura di mare all’adriatica” (fried seafood), and fresh shellfish, light cheeses and light first courses.

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16 °C

Vinification & Aging

Cold decantation of the must followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures below 16 °C. Aging in stainless steel vats for a period of 8 months during which Malolactic fermentation occurs. Bottle-aged for four months.

Harvest: Manual, in 10 Kg containers

First Year of Production: 2000

Strong Points: Elegance, Structure, Long Finish

Andrea Petrini is a dynamic and creative young entrepreneur who has taken the family business and turned it into an award-winning winery. He named the vineyard after his grandfather, a strong and inspiring character who once worked the fields of wealthy landowners and kept what he could for others less fortunate than himself. It was Ugolino who, with his generosity and determination, inspired Andrea to manage the family business on his own. Now, with numerous awards to his credit for his fine Verdicchio, he is a successful winemaker and a credit to the memory of his beloved grandfather.

Tenuta dell’Ugolino is located in the Marche region in the town of Castelplanio, one of the most widely recognized areas for the production of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. The Denomination of Origin Controlled Guaranteed (DOCG) of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (see map of Verdicchio) is reserved only for wines produced in the ancient zone of origin, which extends from the communities situated along the banks of the Esino River to the central hills facing the valleys of the Misa and Nevola Rivers. Owned by the Petrini family, the company was born in 1980 as a traditional agricultural business in the Marche region. Over the years, young Andrea’s passion for his land and the viticulture evolved winemaking into the principal activity of the farm. With a total of fourteen hectares planted in grape vines, Tenuta dell’Ugolino realizes a high-quality production through meticulous care of the vines and constant monitoring.

They spend particular attention on the vinification of the grapes in their cantina, using traditional methods of the winemaking industry. The result of this labor is two wonderful wines, of undisputed personality and character: the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico DOC and the Verdicchio Classico Superiore DOCG Vigneto del Balluccio. Tenuta dell’Ugolino is open all year to visitors and for wine tastings, and welcomes groups on appointment.

 

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