Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Riserva "Il Cantico" 2013

SKU/Code: 
DB0074-13
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Verdicchio
Country: 
Italy
Region: 
Marche
Farming Type: 
Organic
Andrea Felici

A single vineyard cru bottling 50 year-old vines from the San Francesco vineyard. Two week skin maceration in concrete followed by an additional aging period on the lees of 12 months in concrete vats.

 

89 points
"Aromatic with hints of fresh hay, verbena and petrol, this sleek white offers focused flavors of poached nectarine and apricot accented by fleur de sel and spice notes. Drink now through 2019. 550 cases made."
Alison Napjus,
Wine Spectator
"STAR of the TASTING: A bit farther inland and higher up (1,700 feet) in Sant'Isidoro—not far from Monte San Vicino—young Leopardo Felici is doing something very different at his family's long-established estate. Perhaps it's because of his work as a sommelier in London and Florence that he has expectations for white wines, and that shows in this bottle from the functionally organic San Francesco parcel of 50-year-old vines. The grapes get a long, cold maceration on their skinks and then a year aging on the lees in cement, plus another six months aging in bottle. The result is uncommonly creamy and full for Verdicchio, but texturally precise and apple-flavored, with accents of celery salt and oregano."
Jon Bonné,
PUNCH Drink
, April 12, 2017