This is a wine which takes its name from the farmhouse of the same name, nestling in the heart of the cultivation area of the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi which the Bianchi family used to make by vinifying the grapes from the surrounding vineyard.
Today Villa Bianchi aims to express all the typical features of Verdicchio by bringing out in particular its aromatic notes of freshness and elegance. This is all achieved by careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard, and through the use of vinification techniques aimed at preserving intact the aromatic character inherent in the variety.
The vineyards, which are between six and thirty years old and trained on the Guyot system, are situated on the band of hillsides between 150 and 300 meters above sea level, with exposure to the south/south-west. The yields aver- age between nine and ten tons per hectare.
The harvest is carried out by hand and normally takes place in the period from the middle to the end of September. The ripening is constantly monitored in order to determine the exact date of the harvest, with the aim in particular of preserving a good acid profile, which represents the basis of this wine’s freshness.
After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in steel tanks with the temperature maintained at between 14o and 16°C, and continues for about 8-10 days. The wine does not subsequently undergo a malolactic fermentation. All the stages of production, from picking to bottling, are carried out in the absence of oxygen, in order to safeguard the primary aromas of the grapes and achieve greater freshness of flavour and bouquet. A brief ageing period in steel of about three months is followed by the bottling.
Brilliant straw yellow colour with greenish tints. Bouquet fine and intense, fruity and floral. To the taste, the wine demonstrates a pleasant structure based on vibrant and fresh notes, followed by a typically almond aftertaste and refreshing tingle.
Tulip-shaped goblet, with the top edge very slightly flar- ing, light and elegant in shape, which allows the aromas to be concentrated towards the nose. This is the best way to capture the delicate and fruity bouquet of young wines.
Lean antipasti, pasta and risottos with seafood sauces; excellent with fish grilled, cooked au gratin or baked.
Ideal serving temperature
Awards and recognitions
Berebene Low Cost 2011
Premio Qualità/Prezzo - Vintage 2009
Wine Enthusiast USA - Feb. 2009
Rating 86 - Best Buy - Vintage 2006
Guida al Vino Quotidiano 2008
Miglior rapporto Qualità/Prezzo - Vintage 2006
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo - Vintage 2005
Guida al Vino Quotidiano 1999
Miglior rapporto Qualità/Prezzo - Vintage 1997
London Int. Wine Challenge UK 2008
Bronze Medal - Vintage 2007
London Int. Wine Challenge UK 2001
Bronze Medal - Vintage 2000
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