Wine Details

Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Pignocco

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

Classification:

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC

Variety:

100% Verdicchio

Number of bottles produced:

55,000 bottles

Production area:

Between the Adriatic Sea and Appenine Mountains, southeast exposure

Altitude:

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

Age of vines:

25 years

Yield:

10,000 kg/ha

Training:

Inverted counter-espalier

Vine density:

2,700 plants/ha

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks using cultured yeasts

Refining:

Short period (4 months) in stainless steel before bottling

Alcohol content:

13%

pH level:

3.3

Acidity:

5.6 g/L

Soil:

Sandy tuff

Time of harvest:

September

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

88

Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Pignocco 2021

Vinous Media (88)- "Zests of lime mix with tropical melon and sweet florals as the 2021 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Pignocco opens in the glass. It’s supple and round on the palate with a balance of saline minerals and tart orchard fruits. This tapers off with medium length and leaves behind lingering, pleasant, cheek-puckering tension."

88

Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Pignocco 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."