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

93

Santa Barbara Tardivo Ma Non Tardo Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOCG 2018

Vinous Media (93)- "The 2018 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Tardivo Ma Non Tardo is a vivid yellow golden color in the glass. Here I’m finding a mesmerizing bouquet of orange oils and tangerine complemented by dusty dried florals, gingery spice and hints of undergrowth. It’s soft and enveloping, stopping short of fat, also pleasantly sweet, blending rich notes of ripe apple and pear with lime-infused acids. This becomes a bit tropical toward the close yet never falls out of balance; instead leaving the mouth refreshed and watering for more, as salty minerals linger with nuances of ripe green melon. Wow, the combination of the Tardivo Ma Non Tardo’s late-harvest girth and the tension of the 2018 vintage have come together to create a highly pleasurable expression of Verdicchio. This is easily one of the best renditions of this wine that I have tasted to date, and it should excel through medium-term cellaring as well."

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."