Chiara Condello's winemaker Stefano Zoli dropped this certified platinum banger Verdicchio di Matelica on the UK fine wine scene last year - very hard to find as a result
Grapes: 100% Verdicchio
Viticulture: 100% Organic (certified in Italy CCPB), sustainable
Vinification: Wild yeast Concrete vat/steel vat
Ageing: 6 month sur lies, 2 month in bottle
Bottles produced: 6,000
Alcohol: 13% abv
Colour: Yellow gold
Nose: Lime, grapefruit, mineral
Palate: Surprising intensity and fruit sweetness on the palate, quite a rich texture too from that lees ageing. Orange and pink grapefruit dominate the flavours, with delicate but solid acidity.
- A couple of years ago Stefano Zoli, a well-established Italian enologist, decided to start his first solo project focusing all his efforts on his favourite Italian variety: Verdicchio. After months of research Stefano found a small vineyard right in the heart of Matelica, a wine region globally known as one of the very best for the production of this variety. Stefano’s vineyard in Matelica was planted in the ’70s and is just under one hectare, with a perfect southeast aspect. Every task is carried out by hand and any necessary treatments are kept to the very minimum possible. Stefano Zoli’s first Verdicchio is characterized by great purity, accessibility, fresh fruit flavours and enticing minerality.