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Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi 2015
Marche, Italy

In the 1960s and '70s, this wine from Le Marche, a region of Italy located on the Adriatic Sea east of Tuscany and Umbria, was casually made and served young. Cheap, easy, and cleverly packaged, verdicchios were also ubiquitous in stateside pizza joints and fish houses. But as wine drinkers grew sophisticated, verdicchio fell out of fashion.
The use of Verdicchio has been documented in the Marche since the 14th Century, but there is suggestion that the variety could have originated in Veneto, where it is known as Trebbiano di Soave. Historians believe that Venetians migrated to the Marche area after the plague, bringing animals and plants, and it is thought that Verdicchio was among these. The variety adapted well to Marche's terroir and, nowadays, Verdicchio's spiritual home is in the hills along the Adriatic coast.

This one is brand spanking new to the shop and since it's arrival, every person to taste this wine has taken a bottle home. It has hints of grapefruit and stones to go with subtle sea salt aromas. Lemony acidity and a hint of bitter almond add some nice polish on the finish. If you're wanting a simple poultry wine or a delicate white for shell fish, this will be perfect.