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Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
- Rounder and softer
- More approachable
- Longer aged
- Close to the sea
- About 1/10 the size of Castelli di Jesi
- Sharper and higher acidity
- Rich in minerals due to an ancient sea bed
The 2012 Garofoli Macrina Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore I sampled is vinified in one of the 2 Garofoli locations, Serra de' Conti, but aged in their winery at Castelfidardo. The Verdicchio grapes from the classico DOC area of Jesi come from their vineyard site, Cupo delle Lame in the comune of Montecarotto. This wine was bright and fresh. On the palate it's florally with ripe exotic fruit along with apples and peaches combined with minerality. It's a medium bodied wine.
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