The 2019 Verdicchio di Matelica is racy and vibrant in the glass with a kiss of sweetness that I’m finding quite alluring. Lemon zest, peppery herbs and florals give way to crushed limestone and hints of peach. It’s soothing and gentle, yet with enough juicy acids and spice to create a wonderfully balanced expression. Salty minerals linger long on this tension-filled and thirst-quenching Verdicchio. (Eric Guido, Vinous, September) — 5 days ago
Funky and definitely not sickeningly sweet definitely a more masculine and interesting sparkling wine — 3 months ago
Snärtig frukt, melon, lite skalade mandlar och supersalt i avslutet. Krämig jästig munkänsla som man ju gillar. Skulle nog lyfta mer ytterligare lagring. — 3 months ago
Rather developed with deep golden hue. On the nose and palate some oxidative notes, sweet fruit, minerals, almond. Medium+ length. I'd have liked this a lot more if it would not have been so darn sweet tasting. Like young kabinet riesling from a ripe year. 2nd day the fruit is better balanced with acidity but at the same time wine lost some of the complexity it had on day one. Based on this I'll drink any remaining bottles within a year or 2 max — 2 months ago
Spring 2020. Here’s another great Marche Verdicchio - it does all that stuff you want a Verdicchio to do, with the salt and flowers and bright yet intense fruit. It’s excellent with a wide range of foods and you’re always happy to have it around. — 3 months ago
Honied florals, crisp yellow apple and hints of citrus set the stage for soothing textures that balance ripeness of fruit against stimulating mineral tones. A sweet-and-sour sensation creates further intrigue, as well as lending a drink-me-now persona to the wine. $18.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, August 2020) — 2 months ago
In a professional degustation anywhere in this world I would give him a good 8.8.
But here, in Mondolfo/Marche, Osteria El Gatt, seafruit plate on the table, almost empty beach-view given by the Corona-effect....and with my smiling girl-friend in front of me....it’s a 10!
Let’s compromise on a 9.3! — 3 months ago