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FUSO Le Salse Verdicchio di Matelica

$26.00

2 in stock

Vintage: 2020
Region: Marche, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Verdicchio; clone matelicese a grappolo serrato

FUSO Le Salse Verdicchio di Matelica is a thirst-quenching white wine with a distinctive mineral-driven terroir expression. Made from the local clone of Verdicchio which showcases more acidity from the inland high valley of the Matelica growing area. Bright green apple, tangerine, and lemon zest are highlighted by a saline-rich minerality from the old salt springs found underground.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Green Apple, Lemon, Tangerine

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Electric (High)

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

None

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

PortoVino

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About FUSO Le Salse Verdicchio di Matelica

FUSO Le Salse Verdicchio di Matelica is a thirst-quenching white wine with a distinctive mineral-driven terroir expression. Made from the local clone of Verdicchio which showcases more acidity from the inland high valley of the Matelica growing area. Bright green apple, tangerine, and lemon zest are highlighted by a saline-rich minerality from the old salt springs found underground.

About Cantine Belisario

Cantine Belisario is a high-quality co-op in Matelica, a town nestled in the Apennine Mountains of central Italy’s Marche region. The members’ vineyards are located in the Alte Valle Esina, a north-south-oriented valley 60 kilometers from the sea. The inland location and orientation of the valley, combined with the mountains that ring the valley, ensure cool nights and freshness in the wines.

Belisario is one of just a dozen or so producers in the small Verdicchio di Matelica DOC/DOCG (compared with the much larger Verdicchio di Jesi DOC/DOCG to the northeast and closer to the sea). The soils in Matelica are richer in clay and limestone, while Jesi has more sand. The combination of soils and geography in Matelica results in wines that tend to have higher acidity, but also more structure and body. There’s also a salty minerality in many Verdicchio di Matelica, thanks in part to salt springs (le salse) in the valley.

Verdicchio is according to Ian D’Agata in his book Native Wine Grapes of Italy, “arguably Italy’s greatest native white grape variety.” It’s certainly one of the greatest, and capable of making easy but still interesting everyday wines as well as serious, age-worthy ones. In the former category, Belisario’s Le Salse is helping bring Verdicchio to a much-deserved greater prominence in the U.S.