Verdicchio Di Matelica Colle Stefano 2022

verdicchio di matellica
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Verdicchio di Matellica Colle Stefano, organic wine, taught, lean, crisp and bright, well rounded, subtle floral notes and hints of earth under the citrus fruit. Pure earthy notes come through on the palate with tangy ginger and mushroom, finishing with a soft nutty undertone. A textbook Matelica Verdicchio, classy wine for this price!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Organic
Producer Colle Stefano
Country Italy
Region Marche, Italy
Vintage 2022
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Verdicchio
Terroir mixture of sand, loam, and clay, rich in limestone
Alcohol 12%
Maturation Aged for 4 months in stainless steel
Annual Production Over 100000
Ageing Potential Drink young but can age beautifully for 5 years
Food Matching Antipasti, Light Dishes and Salads, Oily Fish

Collestefano was started in 1998 when Fabio Marchionni took over the estate that had been in his family for years.

After getting his degree in agriculture, where he did his thesis on Verdicchio di Matelica, he went to Germany to work for Weingut Zähringer where he learned to work and farm organically with minimal impact on the environment. He then worked briefly in wine bars and restaurants before taking over the family farm. His Verdicchio has been consistent in quality, winning at least two glasses from Gambero Rosso since the 2001 vintage (twice winning three glasses). It is and has alwys been exceptional value for an organic wine having barely increased in price since we first discovered it nearly 10 years ago. The Matelica zone is further inland and at a higher elevation than the more common Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi and because of the Georgaphy and less favourable climate is generally more difficult to produce. Matelica wines do tend to be brighter and more elegant than the Castelli di Jesi wines with lower alcohol higher acidity and less heft. The Colle Stefano farm comprises 18 hectares nestled in a cold and dry microclimate alongside the Esino River between the Appenine Mountains and the Adriatic. The vines are at 420 m above sea level, The Verdicchio is from 100% estate grown and organically-farmed fruit. Vineyards are at an average altitude of 420m. Soil is alluvial with limestone and chalk. Manually harvested grapes are softly pressed and slowly fermented in stainless steel with no intervention. Simple, clean, direct, beautifully crafted Verdicchio.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Verdicchio Di Matelica Colle Stefano 2022