VILLA BUCCI Verdicchio Classico Superiore 2018 Bottle VGN / ORG
White Still Wine | Italy | Marches | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Crisp and Dry White
Current custodian, Ampelio Bucci has 26 hectares of vineyard on this 400 hectare estate, which is cultivated organically. Of these, 21 hectares are Verdicchio, spread over six separate vineyards. The old vines and low yields give wines of great intensity. Consultant winemaker at Villa Bucci is the legendary enologist Giorgio Grai, who has been there for nearly 30 years. He makes wines for ageing and complexity rather than freshness and simplicity.
Golden yellow in colour, this wine has a layered bouquet with notes of vanilla, butterscotch and almonds. Aromas of mimosa and ripe Golden Delicious apples carry through onto the complex palate, which has a fresh finish. A refreshing mineral edge contrasts with ripe, round flavours of wildflower honey.
A great feasting dish comes from Italy in the form of a Porchetta roast. Here the combination of super slow-roasting and a fennel and herb stuffing renders the typically fatty cut into an unctuous meal, designed for sharing. We find generally this dish requires two wines - one to drink whilst it’s cooking, and one to drink with it! We suggest this mouth-watering Verdicchio as a lovely partner.