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Umani Ronchi Casal di Serra Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2009

Vintage: 2009

Country: Italy

Region: Marche 


Overview: Umani Ronchi Casal di Serra Verdicchio dei Castelli Jesi, try saying that three times quickly. Just the variety itself is a tongue twister, Verdicchio. It’s easy to see why people are scared from these kinds of wines when the label is like some obscure riddle so let’s break it down. Umani Ronchi is the producer, Casal di Serra is what Umani Ronchi have named this wine, Verdicchio is the variety and Castelli di Jesi is the sub-region that the fruit has come from in Marche. This is a DOC Classico Superiore classified wine which means it comes from a region recognised for growing Verdicchio and is from a historic zone from which the wine has gained fame. Sometimes deciphering a label is half the battle.

Verdicchio is a variety that is not too common in Australia, the variety produces wines that developed as they age and typically display characters of citrus and straw. I’ve heard it to be likened to a Hunter Semillon. If you’re a wine wanker like me you might prefer to say that a Hunter Semillon is similar to Verdicchio in style.

Tasting note: Golden in colour, this is a sign of the wine’s development. A nose of honey and lemon. The palate is toasty with a hint of straw there is a touch of pineapple on the back palate but this wine mostly displays lovely savoury tones, rosemary, a soft acid and a mouth feel that is not creamy as such by incredibly full.


Final Say: Want a wine perfect for seafood? Then go out a grab a bottle of this wine. It has those savoury tones that are hard to find anywhere other than in Italian white wines. It sells for between $25-$30 a bottle, a steal for a wine that sits in the classification of DOC Classico Superiore.  


Score: 16.5 out of 20 A damn good drop. (83 out of 100)

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