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ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2015


Recommendation: Noteworthy Verdicchio that is a “PERFECT’ pairing with white fish.

Winery/Producer: ColleStefano di Marchionni Fabio Caselraimondo; Marche, Italy.

Grape Variety: Verdicchio.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Verdicchio di Matelica, Italy.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $16.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Sauteed tilapia with yogurt/dill/cucumber sauce, roasted brussels sprouts and, basmati rice flavored with nutmeg.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, silver/green color with just a tiny bit of spritz on the first pour. Fresh citrus and hints of floral and bread yeast in the aroma. Zingy Lemon and lime flavors, abundant crisp acidity, tangy mouth-feel, long slightly tart finish and an after-taste that’s dry and has a succulent intertwining of plush flavors and acidity. WOW, what a great pairing with sautéed white fish and delicious drinking alone. Noteworthy Verdicchio that is a “PERFECT’ pairing with white fish.

    She said: Pale yellow color with a slight effervescence at first and a sparkle that lasted. Our wine consultant Tim Coles at the Woodland Hills Wine Company has done it again with a fabulous white wine that talks to me as I sip or enjoy it paired with dinner. The aroma was mild and citrusy, but the flavors fill the mouth with pleasure. The wine was light, fresh, smooth, full of citrus and with just enough acidity to complement the yogurt sauce. The finish was long and carried the flavors through to the end and had just a hint of grapefruit, reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc. In fact Tim recommends this wine as a substitute for Sauvignon Blanc and I can see why. My recommendation would be to accept it on its own merits as a great wine at $16.95.

    Note: A couple of weeks ago we asked Tim Coles, a wine consultant at the Woodland Hills Wine Company, to pick out some wines he regularly drinks from the hundreds of bottles in the shop inventory…we were hoping he would pick out some of the best buys in the store. It’s always interesting to see how other peoples wine palate differs from ours, especially someone who has an entire wine store to pick from. This Verdicchio was one of Tim’s selections and we liked it very much, (see some of the others we have enjoyed and reviewed: Chalone Vineyard Estate Grown Chenin Blanc 2014, T-Vine Hallowed Ground California Red Blend 2014, Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011, Point & Line Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Black Slate Escaladei Vi de la Vila Priorat 2014, Ancient Peaks Renegade Paso Robles Santa Margarita Ranch 2014 and Pago de los Capellanes Ribera del Duero 2011)

ColleStefano vineyard located in the Central Marche region of Italy

Comments: Learn more about Collestefano and their wines.

Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Oliver McCrum Wines; Napa, California.

Photo from ColleStefano.