Wine Details

Santa Barbara Stefano Antonucci Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore DOC

Verdicchio is unquestionably one of the most important white grape varieties in Italy and this wine is an impeccable example of the potential of this typical grape of the Marche region. The Santa Barbara winery has always held the strong conviction that the amazing characteristics of Verdicchio can be exalted through fermentation and barrel aging.  Through experimentation with different sizes and types of wood, the Stefano Antonucci Verdicchio was born. The wine immediately convinces with its balance, and lively and warm enveloping mouth, all enhanced by a remarkable range of perfumes (from fruit and citrus to warm spices) and marked personality.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Varietal:

100% Verdicchio

Yield:

11,000 kg/ha

Aging:

12 months in French oak barriques plus at least 6 in bottle

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

25-40 years

pH level:

3.4

Acidity:

5.30 g/l

Production:

50,000 bottles

Soil:

Medium-density clayey, south/southeast exposure

Training:

Guyot

Average altitude:

250 meters (820 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks

Harvest:

End of September, by hand

Release:

April

Recent press reviews

92

Santa Barbara Stefano Antonucci Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore DOC 2019

Falstaff Magazine (92)- "Fragrant and inviting nose, delicate wood spice, vanilla, ripe cassis and white pepper spice. Very soft on the palate, full and clear, creamy touch, well-integrated acidity in the background, full-bodied finish."

93

Santa Barbara Stefano Antonucci Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore DOC 2017

James Suckling (93)- "This is a really minerally with stone and chalk, as well as sliced pears and cooked apples. Full and flavorful. Chalk again at the end. Lovely texture. Drink now. "

90

Santa Barbara Stefano Antonucci Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore DOC 2016

Wine Advocate (90)- "The Santa Barbara 2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Steano Antonucci is made in greater quantitiy (with 50,000 bottles produced) and offers an accessible and easy approach. This wine is fermented in steeel and aged in oak for 12 months. This process gives it a uniform performance across the bouquet and the mouthfeel, where measured citrus, peach and melon flavors are forthcoming and pure. "