Wine Details

Santa Barbara Tardivo Ma Non Tardo Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOCG

A rich and complex nose entices with fruit (exotic, tropical) and notes of spice. An important structure is balanced by a fresh minerality that invites another sip. In addition to representing one of the regions best examples of Verdicchio, Tardivo Ma Non Tardo is participant in an interesting and noble project. The distinctive label is designed by artist Catia Uliassi who, together with the Santa Barbara winery, collaborates with the Fondazione Dott. Dante Paladini. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle of this Verdicchio goes to support research and treatment of neuromuscular disease.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Varietal:

100% Verdicchio

Yield:

9,000 kg/ha

Aging:

~12 months on the lees in stainless steel vats and 18 months in bottle

Alcohol content:

14%

Age of vines:

25-40 years

pH level:

3.38

Acidity:

6.0 g/l

Production:

15,000 bottles

Soil:

Vertical clay, northwest exposure

Training:

Cordon spur

Average altitude:

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

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks

Harvest:

Between first to last week of October depending on the season, by hand

Recent press reviews

97+

Santa Barbara Tardivo Ma Non Tardo Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOCG 2017

Forbes Magazine - Italy (97+)- "Stefano Antonucci can never be talked about enough, the work that Barbara's cellar is doing in the territories is so important. Personal, refined and subtle interpretations such as this Tardivo from overripe Verdicchio grapes (partially dried on the plant), elegant nose, unpeeled fruit, toasted pistachios, full sip. "

94

Santa Barbara Tardivo Ma Non Tardo Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOCG 2017

Falstaff Magazine (94)- "Bright, bright straw yellow. On the nose of ripe pears, delicate banana, also reminiscent of apricots, light nutmeg tone, then honeycomb with a buttery finish. Opens with a great structure, elegant and soft, well integrated acidity, salty vein, with a lot of intensity."

93

Santa Barbara Tardivo Ma Non Tardo Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOCG 2017

James Suckling (93)- "This is a creamy with lovely notes of concrete and ripe apples alongside a hint of lemon tart. Medium to full body. Round and flavorful yet fresh and lively at the end. Drink or hold. "