2020
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Castelfiora

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC classico superiore

This is an extraordinary wine in which the unique characteristics of the Verdicchio grape, and in particular its unparalleled longevity amongst Italian indigenous white grapes, is perfectly integrated with a distinctive freshness that persists even after long bottle maturation. The wine, produced with handpicked grapes only, is the result of accurate selection of the best areas of the Tombolini estate. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French oak casks and clay amphoras. Its colours are in direct connection with the clay and sandstone soils which gift the wine with structure and elegance at the same time.


GRAPE VARIETY
100% Verdicchio - exclusively from the Tombolini estate
SOIL
Clay and sandstone / 250m a.s.l.
HARVEST
Handpicked grapes during the second decade of October
VINIFICATION
The skilful pressing process – executed with a revisited traditional technique, typical of Champagne – extracts only the best free run juice. The fermentation starts in stainless steel and carries on in oak and clay vessels. A significant portion of wine is then aged in French oak casks for 10 months. The reminder portion goes through different maceration techniques (including clay amphoras) with the final goal of enhancing the varietal typical characteristics.
TASTING NOTES
The wine is straw yellow with golden reflection. The nose is clean and elegant, with hints of white flowers, thyme, mint, oregano, cantaloupe melon and apricot. Delicate notes of vanilla, with a buttery, creamy finish complete the bouquet. On the palate the wine is characterised by a great structure, balsamic aftertaste with a good correspondence between nose and taste. The finish is smooth and harmonious with delicate oaky and intriguing green tones. The wine is gifted with a good balance between freshness and minerality. Great aging potential, the wine can mature in bottle for more than 10 years.
PAIRING
Perfect with all seafood, in particular with shellfish and tartare. The great structure allows pairings with mushrooms and truffle, cheese and white meat.

2020 HARVEST
One of the best of the last 20 years. The mild winter allowed an homogeneous budburst. During spring, elevated temperatures and regular waterfalls guaranteed a good water supply to the soil, which helped to overcome a sunny and hot summer. Sporadic summer rain allowed a good vegetative balance during the August heatwave, allowing a progressive and gradual veraison. A gradual development of the shoots helped the grapes to reach perfect ripeness. The high temperature excursions (above 20 °C) between day and night allowed the bunches to grow healthily, retaining high natural acidity and developing high quality aromatic compounds. The progressive and uniform ripeness helped to produce a wine that is simply extraordinary.

Awards
AUTOCHTONA 2021
AAAA
Italy
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