Casal di Serra

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore

Casal di Serra

First vintage: 1983

Verdicchio 100%

Marche, Verdicchio Hills

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.

Organic

Characteristics

DENOMINATION

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore

GRAPE VARIETIES

Verdicchio 100%

AREA OF PRODUCTION

Marche, Verdicchio Hills

VINEYARD

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.

TRAINING SYSTEM

Guyot

YIELD PER HECTARE

The yield of the vineyards never exceeds 7 tons per hectare.

HARVEST

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.

VINIFICATION

After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. Fermentation, in temperature-controlled steel tanks between 16° and 18°C, for 10-15 days. The wine does not undergo a malolactic fermentation.

AGING

The wine ages 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 few months.

AVAILABLE FORMATS

37.5 cl, 75 cl, 1.5 litre bottles

Tasting

COLOR

COLOR

Straw yellow color with golden hints.

SCENT

SCENT

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.

TASTE

TASTE

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.

PAIRINGS

PAIRINGS

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

PAIRINGS

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 SERVING TEMPERATURE

12-14°C

Prizes and Awards

Vini Buoni d'Italia 2021
Corona | Vintage 2019
Migliori 100 Vini e Vignaioli d'Italia 2021
94 + punti | Vintage 2019
Berebene 2020
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo | Vintage 2018
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
90 punti | Vintage 2019
Wine Enthusiast USA - 2019
Rating 91 | Vintage 2018
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
90 punti | Vintage 2018
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Gold Medal 96 punti | Vintage 2017
Guida essenziale ai vini d'Italia 2018 di Daniele Cernilli
90/100 | Vintage 2016
Wine Spectator 2017
87/100 | Vintage 2016
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 UK
Silver Medal 90 punti | Vintage 2016
jamessuckling.com - Ott. 2015
92/100 | Vintage 2014
Vinous - Giu. 2015
89/100 | Vintage 2014
Vini d’Italia 2015
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2013
Slow Wine 2014
Vino Quotidiano | Vintage 2012
Wine Enthusiast USA - Marzo 2014
91/100 Editors Choice | Vintage 2012
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
90/100 | Vintage 2011
Berebene 2013
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo | Vintage 2011
Falstaff
91/100 | Vintage 2019
WoW The Italian Wine Competition - Civiltà del Bere
Medaglia d'Oro e Miglior Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC | Vintage 2019
Guida al Vino Quotidiano 2010
Ottimo rapporto Qualità/Prezzo | Vintage 2008
Vini d’Italia 2008
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2006
Vini d’Italia 2007
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2005
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2007 - CA
Médaille d'Argent | Vintage 2005
Vini d’Italia 2006
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2004
Vini d’Italia 2005
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2003
Vini d’Italia 2001
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 1999