Verdicchio from Jesi from Marche is the best white wine of the world

Nov 30, 2021 490

"This gorgeous white opens with enticing aromas of Mediterranean scrub, spring yellow flowers, eucalyptus and citrus. The delicious palate offers hints of juicy yellow peach, fennel, white almond and a hint of grapefruit along with tangy acidity. A mineral and saline note adds depth. Absolutely phenomenal."

That's the description of Bucci's 2019 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore by the experts at Wine Enthusiast, who place it second overall in their world ranking of the "100 most exciting wines 2021" (behind Château Siran 2018 Margaux). It is therefore the best Italian wine and the first white wine for the top 100 published every year by the magazine directed by Kerin O'Keefe.

As well as a position that makes Italians proud (there are eighteen wines from the Peninsula in the ranking), it is also a sign of how far Verdicchio has come in recent years. The consortium in the Marche region has 16 appellations for a total of 652 members who are increasingly succeeding in enhancing the value of Verdicchio, an autochthonous grape variety of great versatility.

Critics have noticed this, as Verdicchio di Jesi, together with Matelica, was the most awarded still white wine of Italy in 2020, followed by Fiano and Soave. But the general public has also noticed, contributing to the rebirth also in quantitative terms: in 2020, bottled Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi touched 190,000 hectoliters between DOC and DOCG, 51,000 more than in 2019 with a leap in demand abroad and domestically.

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