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La Marca di San Michele

The village of Cupramontana sits between the eastern foothills of the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, where the land is criss-crossed with rivers and valleys carrying cooling breezes inland. This is the historical heartland of verdicchio production, the Classico zone for Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.

Saltatempo

Made from blend of fruit from the different parcels of the estate, Saltatempo is the perfect introduction to verdicchio in a youthful, fruit-driven style. Generous and inviting on the nose, it is redolent of peach, ripe apple and grapefruit with a hint of bitterness. The palate is beautifully textured and full, with plenty of freshness and a finish that goes on and on.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC
VINTAGE: 2017
STYLE: white
GRAPE: verdicchio
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 13%
CASE SIZE: 6

Capovolto

The tank-aged Capovolto bursts with generous pink grapefruit and red apple aromas, underlined by hints of almond. Fleshy yet restrained on the palate, finishing with oyster-shell minerality that recalls the ancient marine origins of the vineyards. This shows the slightly more serious and age-worthy side of verdicchio.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC
VINTAGE: 2017
STYLE: white
GRAPE: verdicchio
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Passolento

A long, slow fermentation in oak is followed by 8 months in 10hl Slavonian oak botti and 9 months in bottle. Dense and savoury on the nose, it nonetheless carries the estate’s trademark bright aromatics and precise minerality. Richly textured yet refined, with hints of pine nut and chamomile, Passolento is serious stuff and it shows how classy verdicchio can be in the right hands.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva DOCG
VINTAGE: 2016
STYLE: white
GRAPE: verdicchio
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: oak
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Numero Uno

What a wonderful way to highlight verdicchio’s naturally savoury, nutty profile – with the toasty, biscuity flavours of extended lees ageing! (The bubbles don’t hurt either.) This is an absolute stunner, with all the precision that we have come to expect from La Marca di San Michele and a zero dosage that perfectly balances the fruit profile of verdicchio. Utter class.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC
VINTAGE: 2014
STYLE: sparkling
GRAPE: verdicchio
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

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