WINE STUDY : Verdicchio

Verdicchio is an Italian white grape variety. Of unknown origin, it is widespread in Italy in the regions of Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo and Sardinia. It is believed to be a member of the trebbiano family.

It is a versatile variety, used both for light and easy-drinking table wines, and for more complex and aging examples. It is generally hailed by critics as one of the best white wine varieties in Italy and is found in the country’s vineyards.

The high acidity is one of the most useful viticultural characteristics of Verdicchio. In addition to making fresh, well-structured still wines with citrus flavours such as lemon and grapefruit, Verdicchio is often used as a base for sparkling wines. Some producers have experimented with sweet wines, but as the variety is not particularly aromatic, these are generally neglected.

Amsterdam, January 13th, 2021