Wine Details

Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Back to Basics (Biological)

The name of this wine, Back to Basics, perfectly sums up the philosophy of this Verdicchio, produced with 100% organically grown grapes and vinified and refined only in stainless steel, allowing for a pure expression of this typical variety. Aromas of flowers and ripe stone fruits alternate in a sort of perfumed dance, aromatic herbs joining in as well. A medium-structured wine reveals a perfect balance between sapidity and freshness and a citrus finish. Pairs perfectly with first dishes, vegetable sauces and fish.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Classification:

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOC (Biologico)

Variety:

100% Organic Verdicchio

Number of bottles produced:

13,000 bottles

Production area:

Between the Adriatic Sea and Appenine Mountains, northwest exposure

Altitude:

260 meters (853 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

21 years

Yield:

3,000 kg/ha

Training:

Cordon spur

Vine density:

3,500 plants/ha

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and maceration on the lees

Refining:

12 months in stainless steel until bottling; no decanting and unfiltered

Alcohol content:

14%

pH level:

3.45

Acidity:

5.4 g/L

Soil:

Deep clay

Time of harvest:

October

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Back to Basics (Biological) 2019

Vinous Media (91)- "Once again, I find myself thoroughly enjoying another Verdicchio; this time, it’s the 2019 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Back to Basics. This makes an amazing first impression, with its stunning golden color in the glass and spicy, wickedly fresh bouquet that mixes dusty flowers, incense, almonds and dried nectarines. It envelopes the palate in silken character, complemented by a pleasant inner sweetness, as mineral and ginger-tinged apple gives way to pretty inner florals and hints of honey. The mouth waters through the medium-length finale; savory, even salty, yet with a contrasting nuance of peach preserves that seals the deal."

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Back to Basics (Biological) 2018

Vinous Media (91)- "The 2018 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Back to Basics is remarkably pretty and floral, showing hints of honied apple, kiwi and sweet herbal tea leaves. Oily textures, hosting ripe stone fruits and inner florals, are placed into sharper focus, as juicy acids maintain balance; yet I can’t help but feel that there may be some small amount of residual sugar here. Nevertheless, the Back to Basics is truly impressive, coming across as mouthwatering and fun with all of the textbook Verdicchio tension and minerality that we crave."

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Back to Basics (Biological) 2018

James Suckling (90)- "A juicy, apple and pear style with limes building into the palate. Decent freshness. Drink now. "