Vecchie Vigne

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore

Vecchie Vigne

First vintage: 2001

Verdicchio 100%

Marche, Verdicchio Hills

Vecchie Vigne was created to preserve and glorify the great historical and qualitative heritage of the old vineyards on the Montecarotto farm.

4 hectares of old vines were planted in the early 70s, and their particular position and fine balance between fruit and leaf growth means that the grapes can be harvested when they have reached a perfect ripening status. The wine is aged over a long period, first in concrete tanks in contact with the native yeasts and subsequently in bottle, and that gives this cru its particular fullness and brings out the typical Verdicchio character.

Organic
XVI vendemmia

Characteristics

DENOMINATION

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore

GRAPE VARIETIES

Verdicchio 100%

AREA OF PRODUCTION

Marche, Verdicchio Hills

VINEYARD

The vineyards are more than forty five years old. They are situated at about 250-300 meters above sea level, on a hillside facing east. The soil is very deep, clay loam, fairly fresh, and represents the ideal for a vine such as Verdicchio.

TRAINING SYSTEM

Double Guyot (arched canes)

YIELD PER HECTARE

The yield per hectare is between 6 and 7 tons.

HARVEST

The grapes are picked by hand, and collected in boxes. The harvest takes place on the borderline between the end of September, first ten days of October, when the grapes have reached a perfect ripening status.

VINIFICATION

After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. Fermentation, in steel tanks with the temperature maintained at between 16o and 18°C, takes 10-15 days. The wine does not undergo a malolactic fermentation, in order to preserve freshness and acidity.

AGING

The ageing stage lasts about ten months, during which the wine remains in contact with its own fermentation yeasts in concrete tanks. Vecchie Vigne rests 6 months in bottle before being put on sale.

AVAILABLE FORMATS

75 cl bottle

Tasting

COLOR

COLOR

The magnificent brilliant golden yellow has lively greenish hints.

SCENT

SCENT

The nose shows broom, camomile, pear with pleasant overtones of wild mint, sage and hazelnut.

TASTE

TASTE

The mouth is striking for its elegance: crisp and fresh with acidity balanced perfectly by the structure of the wine. A long, sapid and salty finish.

PAIRINGS

PAIRINGS

Roast white meat, roasted fish, stuffed pasta.

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

Vitae 2021
Quattro Viti | Vintage 2018
Slow Wine 2021
Top Wine | Vintage 2018
Guida essenziale ai vini d'Italia 2021 di Daniele Cernilli
96/100 e faccino Doctor Wine | Vintage 2018
Vini d'Italia 2020
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2017
Vini d'Italia 2019
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2016
Slow Wine 2019
Grande Vino | Vintage 2016
Vini Buoni d'Italia 2019
Corona | Vintage 2016
Wine Spectator 2018
91/100 | Vintage 2015
Vini d'Italia 2018
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2015
Vini d'Italia 2016
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2013
Vinibuoni d'Italia 2016
Corona | Vintage 2013 Download attachment
Vinous - Giu. 2015
90/100 | Vintage 2012
jamessuckling.com - Ott. 2015
93/100 | Vintage 2013
Vini d’Italia 2015
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2012
Wine Enthusiast - Marzo 2014
90/100 | Vintage 2011
jamessucking.com - Dic. 2013
92/100 | Vintage 2011
Vini d’Italia 2013
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2010
Slow Wine 2013
Grande Vino | Vintage 2010
Vini d’Italia 2012
Bianco dell'Anno | Vintage 2009
Vini d’Italia 2012
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2009
Vinibuoni d'Italia 2012
Corona | Vintage 2009
Vini d’Italia 2011
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2008
Slow Wine 2011
Grande Vino | Vintage 2008
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 UK
Bronze Medal | Vintage 2007
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
92/100 | Vintage 2016