Adriatic leaning

ColleStafano, Verdicchio di Matelica DOC 2007 Minerality and stones fruits come out in the nose. The mouth is refreshing and fruity like peaches with the acidity of a lemon – nice. The grapes are organically grown. Estate bottled in Castelraimondo 13% $15.99 at Traverso’s ColleStefano

Belisario, Verdicchio di Matelica DOC, Vigneti del Cerro 2005 Tasted last in 2007, I wondered if the fruit had botrytis. The expected acidity was there with a filled-out palate and development of complexity. Again in the fall of 2008 it I swear there’s a sense of botrytis – honey for sure. The mouthfeel is luscious with a much softer acid profile than in the more taut ColleStafano. P&B in Matelica 13% $25 at Traverso’s

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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