We love wines produced with the grape that noted Italian wine writer Ian D’Agata asserts in his book Native Wine Grapes of Italy that “Verdicchio is arguably Italy’s greatest native white grape variety.”
Produced in two DOCs, in the provinces of Macerata and Ancona, Verdicchio di Matelica and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.
It was wildly popular in the US during the 60s and 70s, remember the fish bottled?
Fortunately like other Italian whites, Pinot Grigio, Soave, that let their integrity falter, there is a resurgence in excellent wines made with the wonderful grape.
Decanter Magazine recently listed their Top 13 Verdicchio from Le Marche.
We paired the wine with a delicious home made dinner sourced primarily from the Hudson Valley. A Fabulous Wine from One Precious Hamlet to Ours