Sartarelli Verdicchio Classico 2016 (Marche, Italy) "...fresh, savoury, almonds..."
“A very rare estate in Italy that devotes itself completely to just one grape, Verdicchio. The Sartarelli family have raised Verdicchio wine making to an art form, and nobody produces as many successful wines from the grape as they do. The Verdicchio Balciana is especially grand, undoubtedly one of Italy’s twenty best white wines: made from late harvested grapes grown in a beautiful amphitheatre, this single vineyard wine is only ever made in the best years… It is the most Alsatian-like of Italy’s white wines. Wine lovers should also try the Tralivio Verdicchio, which has improved by leaps and bounds over the last five years and is now one of the best Verdicchio
wines made anywhere.” Ian D’Agata, Vinous
"The straw yellow color with greenish reflections emphasizes the quality of the grapes as well as the delicate techniques used in its production. A well rounded and palatable wine, beautifully structured, with a sapid taste. It is soft on the palate and has the typical bitterish aftertaste with a slight suggestion of almond (typical of this variety)." - Producer