Plenio

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio DOCG Classico Riserva

Plenio

First vintage: 1995

Verdicchio 100%

Marche, Verdicchio Hills

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.

22° vendemmia

Characteristics

DENOMINATION

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio DOCG Classico Riserva

GRAPE VARIETIES

Verdicchio 100%

AREA OF PRODUCTION

Marche, Verdicchio Hills

VINEYARD

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.

YIELD PER HECTARE

The yield is in the region of 7-9 tons per hectare.

HARVEST

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.

VINIFICATION

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.

AGING

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.

AVAILABLE FORMATS

75 cl bottle

Tasting

COLOR

COLOR

A weighty wine of great finesse. The deep straw yellow colour shows golden hints.

SCENT

SCENT

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.

TASTE

TASTE

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.

PAIRINGS

PAIRINGS

Stuffed pasta, roast white meat, roasted fish.

PAIRINGS

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

IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE

12-14°C

Prizes and Awards

Bibenda 2021
Cinque Grappoli | Vintage 2017
Bibenda 2020
Cinque Grappoli | Vintage 2016
Bibenda 2019
Cinque Grappoli | Vintage 2015
Wine Spectator 2018
90/100 | Vintage 2015
Guida Slow Wine 2018
Grande Vino | Vintage 2014
Bibenda 2018
Cinque Grappoli | Vintage 2014
Wine Spectator 2018
90/100 | Vintage 2015
Bibenda 2016
Cinque Grappoli | Vintage 2012 Download attachment
jamessuckling.com - Ott. 2015
92/100 | Vintage 2012
Vitigno Italia 2015
Medaglia d'Oro | Vintage 2012
Vinous - Giu. 2015
91/100 | Vintage 2012
Vini d'Italia 2014
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2010
Bibenda 2014
Cinque Grappoli | Vintage 2010
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
90/100 | Vintage 2008
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
91/100 | Vintage 2016
Guida I Vini d'Italia 2013
Vino dell'Eccellenza | Vintage 2009
Wine Spectator
91/100 | Vintage 2017
Bibenda 2013
Cinque Grappoli | Vintage 2009
Vini d'Italia 2013
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2009
Vini d’Italia 2012
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2008
The Wine Advocate Usa - 2011
90/100 | Vintage 2007
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 UK
Silver Medal | Vintage 2006
Vini d’Italia 2010
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2006
Vitigno Italia 2009
Vino Perfetto | Vintage 2005