75cl * 13.5% ABV * Matelica, Italy
Vedicchio di Matelica is grown at far greater altitudes in Italy that its more famous neighbour, Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi. This slightly cooler climate makes the wines lighter and gives them more acidity so they are best thought of as Italy’s answer to Chablis. The resulting fruit character is so subtle they ferment using yeasts normally reserved for Champagne. This is because these yeasts don’t give the wine any particular fragrance and allow the fruit to speak for itself.
Tasting note: Wonderfully complex aromas of honeycomb, toast, lime and hazelnut with rich leesy (yeast) flavours on the palate.