Wine Details

Santa Barbara Pignocco Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC

The “Pignocco” gets its name from a legendary and particularly imposing and bushy pine tree situated at the top of a hill surrounded by vineyards. This is an easy-drinking wine, vinified and aged only in stainless steel to enhance its approachability. Floral perfumes are accompanied by notes of almond and peach; in the mouth it is fresh and savory with a persistent and pleasant aftertaste of almond. The Pignocco is extremely versatile, an ideal accompaniment to appetizers and light dishes.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Varietal:

100% Verdicchio

Yield:

14,000 kg/ha

Aging:

Short period in stainless steel before bottling

Alcohol content:

13%

Age of vines:

25-40 years

pH level:

3.30

Acidity:

5.6 g/l

Production:

90,000 bottles

Soil:

Sandy tuff, southeast exposure

Training:

Inverted counter-espalier

Average altitude:

230-250 meters (755-820 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks using cultured yeasts

Harvest:

First week of September, by hand

Recent press reviews

88

Santa Barbara Pignocco Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2019

Vinous Media (88)- "Very pretty in the glass, with green-tinged yellow hues and a spicy and floral bouquet. It’s soft in texture, yet with a salty, savory thrust that offsets its ripe melon and apple notes, while leaving you with a clean and refreshing sensation. The Pignocco is vinified all in stainless steel tanks, and it is a nice introduction to the Santa Barbara style. Sip with abandon."