White wines

Plenio

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG Classico
Grape varieties

Verdicchio 100%

First year of production

1995

Area of production

Marche, Castelli di Jesi

Plenio is our Verdicchio Riserva, a class recognised by the production rulebook, which prescribes a minimum ageing period of 18 months of which at least six must be in bottle. The name of the wine, from the Latin Plenum, is intended to suggest the characteristics of fullness, complexity and structure. It is a wine to be appreciated for its lingering persistence and for its richness of perfumes and aromas, which combine with the elegance of great whites to make it a unique wine. The first few years were produced from a plot in the Villa Bianchi vineyard, but now Plenio is the product of vines grown at higher altitude, in one of the areas historically regarded as more suitable for the production of Verdicchio, near the picturesque village of Cupramontana. 

general characteristics

The vineyard was planted in the early 90s, and is situated at about 250-350 meters above sea level, with an east-facing aspect. The soil, which derives from formations from the pleiocene-pleistocene era, is characterised by being very deep clay loam, with fairly poor fertility and therefore extremely suitable for the production of quality wines. The yield is in the region of 7-9 tons per hectare.
Vineyards details
The harvest is carried out by hand, with the grapes collected and transported in boxes. Normally it takes place on the borderline between the end of September, first ten days of October, when the grapes have reached an optimum balance between acidity and sugar content.
After a soft pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. Fermentation takes place a part (60%) in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, and the rest (40%) in 5000 litre oak casks. About 10-15% of the total volume of the wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation. The ageing stage lasts about 12 months, during which the wine remains in contact with its own fermentation yeasts. Plenio completes its ageing with a further 6 months in bottle.
75 cl bottle

winemaker's notes

A weighty wine of great finesse. The deep straw yellow colour shows golden hints and the nose comes up fresh and penetrating with light overtones of ripe fruit, honey, bitter almonds and aromatic herbs; balsamic and a hallmark note of aniseed left by the vineyard of origin. The palate follows through nicely, with a fresh attack and pleasant softness, balanced by the rich, velvety alcohol. The long, lingering finish calls to mind apples, plums and almonds. A long, sapid and salty finish.

Tasting Suggestion

Serving glass

Goblet of medium size and roughly spherical shape, to allow better appreciation of the complex aromas. A straight opening will enhance the flavour of the wine in the mouth, by directing it first to the sides and rear of the tongue, and then to the tip, and allow its softness to be properly evaluated.

Pairings

Stuffed pasta, roast white meat, roasted fish.

Ideal serving temperature

12-14°C

Awards and recognitions

Cinque Grappoli - Vintage 2015
90/100 - Vintage 2015
Cinque Grappoli - Vintage 2014
Grande Vino - Vintage 2014
Bibenda 2016
Bibenda 2016
Cinque Grappoli - Vintage 2012
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90/100 - Vintage 2015
jamessuckling.com - Oct. 2015
jamessuckling.com - Oct. 2015
92/100 - Vintage 2012
Vinous - Jun. 2015
Vinous - Jun. 2015
91/100 - Vintage 2012
Vitigno Italia 2015
Vitigno Italia 2015
Medaglia d'Oro - Vintage 2012
Bibenda 2014
Bibenda 2014
Cinque Grappoli - Vintage 2010
Vini d'Italia 2014
Vini d'Italia 2014
Tre Bicchieri - Vintage 2010
Vini d'Italia 2013
Vini d'Italia 2013
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Vintage 2009
Bibenda 2013
Bibenda 2013
Cinque Grappoli - Vintage 2009
Guida I Vini d'Italia 2013
Guida I Vini d'Italia 2013
Vino dell'Eccellenza - Vintage 2009
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
90/100 - Vintage 2008
Vini d’Italia 2012
Vini d’Italia 2012
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Vintage 2008
The Wine Advocate Usa - 2011
The Wine Advocate Usa - 2011
90/100 - Vintage 2007
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 UK
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 UK
Silver Medal - Vintage 2006
Vini d’Italia 2010
Vini d’Italia 2010
Tre Bicchieri - Vintage 2006
Vitigno Italia 2009
Vitigno Italia 2009
Vino Perfetto - Vintage 2005

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