Monday, October 13, 2008

Garofoli Podium Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore (2005) Marche

An unusually rich, substantial Verdicchio from Garofoli, a historic family run Marche estate dating back to the late 1870's. Now run by brothers Gianfranco and Carlo Garofoli, they produce nearly two million bottles of wine a year (more than 60% Verdicchio) on about 50 hectares (125 acres) of vineyards in the communes of Montecarotto, Ancona, and Castelfidardo. The wine is 100% Verdicchio and has a beautiful golden yellow color with slight green highlights. Full nose of ripe citrus. Crisp acidity with a weighty mouth feel brought about by the delayed harvesting of the grapes. High-toned finish. Aged in stainless steel for 15 months. Terrific.

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