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Pievalta San Paolo Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Reserva

$38.00

5 in stock

Vintage: 2020
Region: Marche, Italy
Viticulture: Biodynamic and Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Verdicchio

Pievalta San Paolo Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Reserva is bright and mineral-driven with a fresh fruit character. Verdicchio is a non-aromatic variety, but expect a streak of citrus to show, especially lime. The grape is also well-known for its almond aroma and tasting notes.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Lemon, Lime

BODY

Light-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Winebow

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Pievalta San Paolo Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Reserva

Pievalta San Paolo Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Reserva is bright and mineral-driven with a fresh fruit character. Verdicchio is a non-aromatic variety, but expect a streak of citrus to show, especially lime. The grape is also well-known for its almond aroma and tasting notes. Because Verdicchio maintains high levels of tartaric acidity, the wines can be crisp, refreshing, and highly age-worthy. Harvested in late August for a direct pressing and fermentation in stainless steel, and aging in stainless for 26 months. Bentonite is used as the fining agent.

About Pievalta

Verdicchio’s long tradition as the Marche’s banner grape and its reputation as one of Italy’s greatest Italian white varieties is highly respected by the stewards of viniculture at Pievalta. Verdicchio production is centered in two place-name appellations of the Marche region: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica. Pievalta terroir is located in the former, and the wines of Jesi tell the story of their microclimate and particular subzone. Pievalta’s young history was made possible by the vision of Silvano Brescianini (winemaker and Managing Partner of Barone Pizzini) who tapped enologist Alessandro Fenino to manage this ambitious project in 2002.

Pievalta farms 26.5 hectares of estate-owned vineyards in two key sites flanking both banks of the Esino River Valley in the province of Ancona. Vineyards on the left bank (planted in the 1970s) are predominately clay and limestone and have been updated with new plantings for higher density. Vineyards flanking the right bank of the Esino River are of higher elevation and steep slopes and marked by soils of granitic sandstone. All work in the vineyards is painstakingly carried out by hand throughout all events during the growing season.

Pievalta refrains from conventional winemaking production, and has, since the outset, been farmed organically. In 2005, Alessandro also began conversion to biodynamic farming (Demeter certified since 2008) using legume cover crops between the rows and biodynamic preparations. In philosophy and practice, Pievalta aims to resurrect the spirit of their soils. To this effect, the makers act as stewards of their vineyards, and within the context of each season, usher a transparent expression of Verdicchio into wine. Using a less-is-more approach, Alessandro and his team allow the grape and terroir to take their natural course with very little intervention. Since 2009, all wines have been produced free of any animal additives.