San Lorenzo Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico Le Oche 2018
attoria San Lorenzo is a third generation family winery, run by Natalino and his family in Montecaretto, that is completely organic and biodynamic and also include an organic olive grove. The farm is rich in biodiversity, with dozens of farm animals, (some of which lend their names to his wines, such as the Goose). He believes manual farming is the best way to maintain the health of the vines, and his skill as a winemaker is testified by the fact that his wines are so ageworthy - his top Verdicchios age like a bold Chablis.
This is the third of Natalino’s 5 Verdicchio labels… none of which see wood, and all of which are completely different. The natural weight and ‘oily’ texture (at times almost reminiscent of a Riesling texture) and nutty nature of this varietal can give the impression that it has seen barrel aging, however this is never the case with Natalino. The beautiful citrus acidity combined with this ‘nuttiness’ and weight make it a varietal, that similar to the diverse cuisine of Le Marche, make it a white wine that can pair with fish as well as meat. This incredible expression of Verdicchio is possible only with the particular terroir and climatic conditions of these hills, it is an easy variety to fall immediately in love with.
This is a biodynamic, golden, intense, nutty white wine. Yellow-gold color, aromas of warm apricots, toasted hazelnuts and creamed ginger, builds in the mouth, and given definition by excellent citrus acidity. Good with squid or fish and heavily garliced dishes. Can also cut through a cream sauce.