Wine Details

Santa Barbara Le Vaglie Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC

“Le Vaglie” was created in 1992, with the twofold intention of diverging from the classic frameworks of traditional Verdicchio while at the same time paying tribute to the winemaking history of the Marche region. The experiment was undoubtedly successful, presenting a wine with the typical almond aromas and flavors that also surprises with complexity and captivating freshness. In 1992, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Le Vaglie, the winery introduced five colorful labels alongside the traditional white label, a stylistic choice that continues today, delighting the wine’s numerous fans.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Varietal:

100% Verdicchio

Yield:

12,000 kg/ha

Aging:

Several months in stainless steel before bottling

Alcohol content:

13%

Age of vines:

25-40 years

pH level:

3.20

Acidity:

5.77 g/l

Production:

300,000 bottles

Soil:

Sandy tuff, northeast and southeast exposure

Training:

Inverted counter-espalier

Average altitude:

250-260 meters (820-853 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 10-12°C

Harvest:

Second week of September, by hand

Recent press reviews

91

Santa Barbara Le Vaglie Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2019

Falstaff Magazine (91)- "Bright straw yellow. Slightly restrained on the nose, yellow fruit, delicate pear. Tight on the palate with a lot of draw, lively, stretches crisp and racy over the tongue and retains a light melt, balanced and good length."

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Santa Barbara Le Vaglie Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2018

James Suckling (90)- "A light and bright nose with lemons and fresh herbs, as well as sliced fennel. The fresh, bright palate has a light and juicy feel. Crisp finish. Drink now. "

92

Santa Barbara Le Vaglie Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2017

James Suckling (92)- "A tight and phenolic white with sliced pears and apples and a hint of bitter lemon. Medium body, fresh and a lightly chewy finish. Drink now or hold. "