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Verdicchio is a white-wine grape variety that has been cultivated for hundreds of years in the Marche region of central Italy. It is a versatile variety, used both for light, easy-drinking table wines, and for more complex, age-worthy examples. It is commonly lauded by critics as being one of Italys best white-wine grape varieties, and is found in vineyards across the country.

The use of Verdicchio has been documented in the Marche since the 14th Century, but there is suggestion that the variety could have originated in Veneto, where it is known as Trebbiano di Soave. Historians believe that Venetians migrated to the Marche area after the plague, bringing animals and plants, and it is thought that Verdicchio was among these. The variety adapted well to Marches terroir and, nowadays, Verdicchios spiritual home is in the hills along the Adriatic coast.
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Verdicchio di Matelica maybe the lesser known of the two Verdicchio DOCGs of Italy's Marche region however it is fast becoming the most sought after by wine enthusiasts all over the world because of two key factors:
First the Verdicchios produced in Matelica have much better ageing potential than their Jesi counterparts and can age well up to fifteen years in the bottle.
Second Verdicchio di Matelica wines are of much higher quality, complexity and have superior balance and structure making them more suitable for a variety of foods.

The vineyards of Matelica are landlocked at about 1300 feet of altitude in a valley that runs from east to west on the slopes of the Apennine Mountains, in the Provinces of Ancona and Macerata, the soils are rich with mineral calcareous clay combined with the moderate continental weather which helps make it an ideal zone for the cultivation of vines.

Wines made from Verdicchio grown in the Matelica DOC generally appear a straw yellow with golden highlights color in the glass.

The nose features floral aromas, hints of vanilla and almonds.

The palate is usually complex with tropical fruit flavors, citrus peel and hints of hazelnut balanced by flinty minerality, brisk acidity and a lingering finish.