Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano 2016
Wine made from a meticulous selection of grapes Verdicchio di Matelica from the best vineyards of the company which is the Vineyard Fogliano, from which it takes its name, and is produced only in the best vintages. Made from 100% grapes of Verdicchio Matelica this wine has a remarkable structure and is distinguished by its longevity during which gradually discovers his own qualities. It has typical aromas along with a typical slightly bitter taste that recalls almond. It reaches its maximum expression after two years of aging.
Serve with fish hors d'oeuvres, pasta dishes with seafood, or white meat.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Made in numbered bottles, the Bisci 2016 Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano is a wine of extra depth and complexity spread nicely over a tonic, streamlined mouthfeel. I tasted bottle 673 of 12,933 made. The wine is fermented in glass-tiled vats for 15 months, with an extra three months in bottle. It presents green fruit with pretty notes of honeydew melon and summer jasmine. The wine finishes with pretty creaminess and extra volume that is played forward with hints of honey and herbs.
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.
Italian White Wine
The rolling hills and endless coastlines of Italy deliver a unique diversity of soils and climate to foster a number of regional specialties. With a multitude of indigenous varieties that thrive exclusively here, the selection of white wines offers a range of styles and flavors.
The most well-known white variety in Italy is of course Pinot Grigio. Typically found in the northern Italian regions, the light, fresh and easy-drinking options can be found in the Veneto region, while the richer, more complex styles come from Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige. These two northeast regions are also crafting delicions Pinot Bianco and a regional specialty, Friulano.
In Piedmont, two white regions shine. The crisp and zippy Gavi, made with a Cortese grape, and Arneis, a variety that produces a subtle by dry wine. In the Veneto, the Garganegna grape creates the wine of Soave, a zesty but medium-bodied wine full of rich stone fruit and floral notes.
Further south, you'll find the pretty and floral Falenghina, rich and tropical Grillo and zesty Greco. Head to Sicily to discover the delicious and complex Etna Biancos, made with the Carricante grape in the island's volcanic soils.