The other day while watching the Euro football tournament (or how some say soccer) I tried the 2011 vintage Colle Stefano Verdicchio di Matelica. The Italian winery is in the Marche region and is most well-known for their Verdicchio. All their wines are made with organic grapes. Colle Stefano’s Verdicchio di Matelica is produced with 100% Verdicchio grapes and aged in stainless steel tanks. The wine’s color is a pale yellow.
On the nose I had melon, apple and some flower notes.
We had a variety of focaccias & salumi with this wine. A light meal that went well with the wine.
One of my first wines from the Marche region of Italy and I have to say I enjoyed it! I loved the melon aroma on the nose. For some reason the bottle label was a bit broken at the place where the ABV was listed at. If I had to guess I would say around 12.5%.
It should also be noted that last year’s vintage (the upcomming edition will feature this vintage) won 2 bicchieri (glasses) in the Gambero Rosso. Espresso awarded the wine a 5 out of 5 and it also won the Slowfood wine award.
The wine retails in Italy for around 10€, which is for a multiple awarding winning wine not much. It can be purchased here.
Colle Stefano Verdicchio di Matelica is recommended. If you don’t know the Verdicchio grape well or if you want to get to know the wines from the Marche region better then this is an even better buy – especially with such a fantastic price tag!