Sartarelli Balciana Verdiccio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2017 75cl 15.5%
Sartarelli Balciana Verdiccio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore, Marche, Italy
Balciana is produced by Sartarelli, a company that has been at the top of the production of Verdicchio since 1970. The grapes come from old vines, with the average age being 25 years-old, and are cultivated in calcareous soil at 300-350 metres above sea level. They are harvested late (usually at the beginning of November) to achieve a high sugar content and aromatic complexity.
Golden yellow in colour. Aromas of ripe exotic fruit and sweet honey, thyme and liquorice root, together with a hint of smoke. A full-bodied palate, with flavours of sweet citrus and savoury herbs. Fresh, smooth, and persistent.
Perfect paired with baked fish, pates, roast turkey, and mature cheese.