White wines

Casal di Serra

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore
Vine variety

Verdicchio 100%

First year of production

1983

Area of production

Marche, Castelli di Jesi

Casal di Serra was one of the first truly "selected" Verdicchio made in this variety’s production area. It was created in the 1980s by selecting the best grapes grown in the Montecarotto vineyard, and later enriched with grapes from another three plots situated in the most suitable areas for cultivating Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. All the values of a great indigenous variety find expression in this wine. Contact with its own natural yeasts during fermentation and in the ageing process gives Casal di Serra particular properties of richness and personality, without altering its fine balance and special elegance. 

general characteristics

The vineyards, which are between eight and thirty years old and trained on the Guyot system, are situated on the band of hillside between 200 and 350 meters above sea level, on opposite sides of the Esino valley. The soils go back to pleiocene-pleistocene formations, and are characterised by being very deep, medium-calcareous clay loams. The yield of the vineyards never exceeds 7 tons per hectare.
Vineyards details
The harvest is carried out by hand and normally takes place in the period from the end of September to the first ten days of October. Particular attention is paid to determining the right moment for the harvest, which must coincide with reaching the best balance between sugar content, phenolic ripening and acidity.
After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. For several years, some of the grapes destined for Casal di Serra are vinified using the “cold-soak” technique, a process which favours and optimises extraction of the varietal character. Fermentation, in steel tanks temperature-controlled to between 16o and 18°C, takes 10-15 days. The wine, which for the most part does not undergo a malolactic fermentation, is aged in steel for about 5 months in contact with its own yeasts. It is bottled at the end of April and then rests again in bottle for several months.
37.5 cl, 75 cl, 1.5 litre bottles

winemaker's notes

Straw yellow color with golden hints, to the nose it shows intense and persistent perfumes of wild flowers and aromas of yellow pulp fruit such as peach, apricot and golden apple. To the palate it’s rich and velvety with a good dose of freshness and sapidity to balance the great softness. Dry finish, persistent and intensely fruity.

Tasting Suggestion

Serving glass

Goblet of medium size and roughly spherical shape, to allow better appreciation of the complex aromas. A straight opening will en- hance 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

Ideal with fish dishes, oven-cooked or grilled, roast white meat and fresh cheeses.

Ideal serving temperature

12-14°C

Awards and recognitions

Slow Wine 2014
Slow Wine 2014
Vino Quotidiano - Annata 2012
Vini d’Italia 2015
Vini d’Italia 2015
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Annata 2013
Wine Enthusiast USA - Marzo 2014
Wine Enthusiast USA - Marzo 2014
91/100 Editors Choice - Annata 2012
Berebene 2013
Berebene 2013
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo - Annata 2011
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
90/100 - Annata 2011
Guida al Vino Quotidiano 2010
Guida al Vino Quotidiano 2010
Ottimo rapporto Qualità/Prezzo - Annata 2008
Vini d’Italia 2008
Vini d’Italia 2008
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Annata 2006
Vini d’Italia 2007
Vini d’Italia 2007
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Annata 2005
Vini d’Italia 2006
Vini d’Italia 2006
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Annata 2004
Vini d’Italia 2005
Vini d’Italia 2005
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Annata 2003
Vini d’Italia 2001
Vini d’Italia 2001
Tre Bicchieri - Annata 1999
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2007 - CA
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2007 - CA
Médaille d'Argent - Annata 2005
jamessuckling.com - Oct. 2015
jamessuckling.com - Oct. 2015
92/100 - Vintage 2014
Vinous - Jun. 2015
Vinous - Jun. 2015
89/100 - Vintage 2014

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