VIGNETO del BALLUCCIO
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Doc Classico Superiore
The Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi d.o.c. Classico Superiore “Vigneto del Balluccio” is a special cru produced on a single vineyard (1 hectare) i …
The Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi d.o.c. Classico Superiore “Vigneto del Balluccio” is a special cru produced on a single vineyard (1 hectare) in the historucal region of Jesi, Castelplanio (Ancona). The coastal area near Jesi is perfectly suited to wine production, with its pebbly fossils in the terrain soil and maritime climate. In fact, this zone within the Esino River valley is considered one of the premier wine producing areas in Italy today.
Grapes: Verdicchio 100%
Soil Type: Silicea, sandy, pebbly
Training System: Guyot
Average Vine Age: 15 years
Harvest: between the end of September and the first decade of October
Vinification & Aging: cold decantation of the must followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures below 16 °C. Aging in stainless steel vats for a period of 8 months during which Malolactic fermentation occurs. Bottle-aged for four months.
Sensory Analysis: Unmatched Harmony and Elegance identify this award-winning Verdicchio It presents with a strong golden yellow color and the bouquet recalls white flowers, sage, anisette and licorice. A full-bodied wine, it has a soft, velvety finish with light traces of vanilla.
Serving Suggestions: fish based dishes including the typical “frittura di mare all’adriatica” (fried seafood), and fresh shellfish, light cheeses and light first courses.
Serving Temperature: 14 – 16 °C
Average Production: 8.600
Alcohol: 13,5 %vol
Total Acidity: 5.77
Sugar residue: 3.6 gr/lt
Yield in Grapes: 80 quintals per hectare
Harvest: Manual, in 10 Kg containers
First Year of Production: 1998
Strong Points: Elegance, Structure, Long Finish