2016 Andrea Felici Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore
The Andrea Felici Classico is a stunning example of the region and makes friends among all who taste it. Coming from the high elevation site in Apiro, the Classico is a mix of old and younger vines. After harvest by hand, it is given a short soak on the skins before pressing and is fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts. The wine is then aged on the lees for three months and in the bottle another two prior to release. This wine demonstrates freshness from the high elevation and a Riesling-like minerality of the Marche hills.
This delicious Verdicchio opens with a floral fragrance and hints of stone fruit. The savory palate delivers peach, apple, and lemon flavors alongside mineral accents. The finish boasts an almond note.
A perfect summer sipper, the wine matches seamlessly with the pesce crudo and fresh seafood of the nearby Adriatic.