2020 Borgo Paglianetto ' Petrara' Verdicchio di Matelica DOC
Named for an ancient city over which vineyards are now planted, Borgo Paglianetto’s “Petrara” is simultaneously cerebral and utterly enjoyable. Verdicchio (“ver-DEE-kee-oh”) is one of Italy’s greatest native white grapes - and one of the world’s best white wine values! 100% organic Verdicchio from a single vineyard with calcareous clay soil and a southern exposure, allowing for more sun and perfect ripening. Aged for six months in stainless steel. Only 6,000 bottles were made. Tasting Notes Fresh and tangy, with aromatic accents of fresh green apple and tart citrus. Light-bodied and sleek, presenting an almond-tinged finish to its pure pear and apple fruit flavors. There’s definitely a hint of stony minerality in there too. Verdicchio is always a citrusy and high acid white wine, which makes it one of the world’s great fish wines. It is particularly good with raw fish preparations such as sushi and crudo. It will also shine with baked or poached fish or fried fish (yum!) and seafood pasta, polenta, pesto, risotto, savory soups and vegetable dishes. About Borgo Paglianetto Borgo Paglianetto, is a 25-hectare estate that lies on the hills of Matelica in a closed valley, called Alta Valle dell’ Esino, This unique valley represents the only case in the Marche region that has an unusual North-South orientation, which is a fundamental factor contributing to the creation of microclimate that allows the cultivation of grapes of the highest quality - including ORGANIC farming. When compared to the more famous region of Castello di Jesi, Metalica wines are noted for their fresh, fragrant and harmonious character, displaying a slightly higher-toned characteristic than Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, which are typically much rounder and mellower.