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Marchetti, Tenuta del Cavaliere D.O.C.
(tehn-OO-tah dehl kah-va-LEE-ray vair-DEE-kee-oh)

 

Tasting Notes: Maurizio Marchetti makes one of the finest Verdicchio Classico’s we have ever laid our tastebuds on. So, when he introduced his micro-production late harvest Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, we were immediately intrigued. Full-bodied and lush, this is not a sweet wine. It is off-dry, taking advantage of an extra month on the vine to develop greater body, structure, and fruit essence. It is deftly made, with lush pear, melon, and a touch of honey complexion that retains beautiful acidity.

Location Marche, Italia.
(Outside Ancona)
21 hectares.
Soil Clay, limestone, and sand.
Estate Marchetti.
(mahr-KAY-tee)
Vine Spurred Cordon. Capovolto.
3,500 vines/hectare.
1 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Maurizio Marchetti.
(mao-REET-see-oh mahr-KAY-tee)
Vinification Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Remains with the lees for four months.
Varietals 100% Verdicchio. Barrel No barrel aging.
Residual Sugar 3.2 grams per liter. Maturation No aging.
Acidity 5.7 grams per liter. Vintage Production 300 cases.
Alcohol 14.0% by volume. Foot Fairing Scallops lightly seared with lemon and olive oil, calamari, and Parmigiano.
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