Wine Details

Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Anfora

Verdicchio, typical of the Marche region, is widely recognized as one of the most noble, well-known and appreciated white grape varieties in Italy. The variety’s distinctive characteristics are expressed in the Anfora as a fresh, easy-drinking wine, vinified and aged solely in stainless steel to enhance its approachability. Delicate floral aromas and fruit are accompanied by intense notes of fresh fruit and white flowers. In the mouth the wine is slender and lively with a pleasant aftertaste of almond and rather good persistence. An extremely versatile wine, this Verdicchio dei Castelli dei Jesi is an ideal accompaniment to appetizers and light fish or vegetable dishes, but is also delightful all on its own. The particular amphora-shaped bottle, Anfora (produced in extremely limited quantities and only upon request), pays tribute to the original Verdicchio bottles, designed by Italian architect Maiocchi in the 1950’s to market this unique variety internationally, an homage not only to the quality of the wine, but also to the beauty and sinuosity of the Marche region.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Classification:

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC

Variety:

100% Verdicchio

Number of bottles produced:

Extremely Limited, only upon request

Production area:

Marche, between the Adriatic Sea and Appenine Mountains, northwest and northeast exposures

Altitude:

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

Age of vines:

25 years

Yield:

100 kg/ha

Training:

Inverted counter-espalier

Vinification:

Fermentation, with select yeasts, in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks

Refining:

4 months in stainless steel plus two in bottle

Alcohol content:

13%

pH level:

3.3

Acidity:

6 g/L

Soil:

Sandy tuft

Time of harvest:

October

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Anfora 2021

Vinous Media (89)- "The 2021 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Anfora is pretty and delicate in the glass; white flowers, nuances of almond paste and chamomile form its bouquet. It’s soothingly soft with a pleasant inner sweetness, dazzling with mineral-laced orchard fruits and confectionary spice. This leaves a bitter twang, and the mouth waters for more. The 2021 finishes wickedly fresh and with a salty flourish."