Most of the Verdicchio we see stateside comes from the Castelli di Jesi DOC, but Verdicchio di Matelica is worth seeking out. Further inland and at higher elevations in the Apennine foothills than its neighboring appellation, the wines from Matelica tend to be leaner and have a more acid-driven backbone. Colle Stefano is an organic producer based here, crafting wines full of stone fruit and an herbaceous quality true to the variety’s name (little green one, literally translated). Great with a tomato salad drizzled in balsamic.
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