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Date Printed: 4/25/2015
Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano 2011
Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano 2011
(search item no. 123115)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/25/2015: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Fogliano comes from a single cru of the same name in the noble Verdicchio di Matelica region of Le Marche. It has the perfect interplay of richness, bright acidity and minerality is very reminiscent of that found in great dry Riesling.
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About Bisci:

Halfway between Ancona and Macerata, Bisci is certainly one of the estates where the qualities of Verdicchio di Matelica are most valued. The vineyards were totally replanted starting from the seventies and are located at an altitude of 300-350 mts above sea level with southern exposure. The alternation of sunny days and of fresh and dry nights gives the grapes character and an extremely fine fragrance.

Bisci practices organic agriculture, but is not certified organic. Integrated insect and disease control is followed. The Marche Region monitors climatic data and informs the growers in regard to the need for disease control. To thwart mold and pests, sulfur and copper-based products are used in the vineyards. For nutritional purposes, vineyard owners use "managed" cover crops between the rows of vines. The soil is tilled to avoid competition between the roots for nutrients, water and oxygen. When needed, organic fertilizer (manure) is used after the harvest. Low doses of SO2 in the wines help preserve the wine’s quality.