Pinot Grigio fans, meet refreshing Verdicchio. This classic Italian white has been popular among the locals since the 14th century – maybe even earlier. (According to legend, it was served to King Alaric’s soldiers for strength during their march on Rome – in the year 410!)
Your delicious taste comes from the historic appellation of Matelica and the renowned Cantine Belisario. Their top Verdicchios are accustomed to lofty praise, including numerous International Wine Challenge wins and six Decanter trophies. This new release is crafted with fruit from a premium parcel in the Belisario hillside vineyard and comes in a lovely, traditional amphora-shaped bottle (a custom hailing from ancient Roman winemaking practices).
“Italy’s greatest white grape variety…”
…that’s Decanter’s Ian D’Agata on Verdicchio (in his book Native Wine Grapes of Italy), and after a sip of La Roccaccia you’ll understand why. It’s brimming with bright citrus, apricot and just a touch of almond (a hallmark of the best, late-harvest fruit). Notes of aromatic chamomile and tangy green apple make this refreshing white the perfect partner for dining outdoors, or al fresco, as the locals do in Matelica’s charming piazzas.