Vignamato Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi “Classico”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced from deeply rooted 40-year-old vines on a 10-hectare vineyard with clayey soil at 400 meters in elevation in the classic zone of the region.
- What more can you ask for in a value priced Verdicchio?!?
Varietal Composition: 100% Verdicchio
Elaboration: Late-September harvest, picked by hand. Oxygen-free, stainless- steel fermentation and aging for three months. No malolactic.
Tasting Notes: Straw-yellow. Fruity with an uplifting freshness. Flavorful, harmonious, fresh, with a crisp, lingering aftertaste.
In the late 1940’s, Umberto Ceci bought a small plot of land in the San Paolo di Jesi based hamlet of Battinebbia – An area renowned for the quality of its Verdicchio grapes. In the early 1950s, the land was passed down to son to Amato and his wife Maria, keen growers who began selling the family’s wines to village locals from the farm building on the estate.
In time the winery began to achieve much acclaim across the region, and the third generation of the Ceci family was drawn into the project – Maurizio and his wife Serenella formally established the estate and named it Vignamato, and began exporting to countries outside of Italy.
The youngest generation of Ceci’s, brothers and sisters Alessandra, Andrea, and Francesco, now run the daily operations here, and they are taking things to even higher levels, cementing the Vignamato name as a “must mention” in any discussion of value-oriented Verdicchio.