2016 Borgo Paglianetto 'Jera' Verdicchio di Matelica DOCG
‘Jera’ is Borgo Paglianetto’s top end white wine, made from 100% Verdicchio. A perennial Tre Bicchieri winner, this white wine is smooth, elegant and surprisingly rich for an Italian white. A few years of bottle age (which this wine can take quite a few more of) has rounded the body out and added some fantastically interesting saline and mineral notes to the flavors of lemon, yellow apple, white flowers, honey and almond. Slightly creamy in texture, the long, complex, savory finish seems to go on forever. A truly special and interesting white wine. Pair with rustic faire like fresh toasted bread with olive oil and anchovies. ~Ryan Smith, Enoteca Direct
From the winery:
"Jera represents our top level product: the etymology of the name derives from the runic alphabet, which is the alphabet used by ancient Germanic populations. Jera, the runic alphabet character to indicate the Latin letters "J" and "Y", means "harvest", "cyclical change", "year" and is therefore a favorable rune that predicts positive changes. It leads to the maturation and the certainty that it will be possible to harvest the fruits of what sown in the course of a year of effort and hard work. Jera is the expression of the evolutionary potential of Verdicchio di Matelica, being a wine prone to ageing, supported by the acidity that is typical of the variety to which it belongs."