Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica 'Fogliano' 2020
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Floral and elegant, showing yellow and green citrus with wonderfully pure melon and a hint of raw honey. It's medium weight hosts silky textures of stone furits with some saline minerality and vibrant acidity. Produced entirely from the four hectare Fogliano cru vineyard from Verdicchio vines that were planted in 1978 and 100% organically cultivated. Fermented in glass-lined cement tanks and aged sur-lie for 15 months and then refined for 3 months in bottle. Approximately 1000 cases produced annually.
Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica 2019
Decanter 98 “Brothers Giuseppe and Pierino Bisci founded Bisci 50 years ago, and have made it a reference for the region. Giuseppe’s sons Mauro and Tito now farm 20ha of organic vineyards at up to 370m, 17ha for the Verdicchio di Matelica wines. Fogliano is a selection from the best site, and is produced only in top vintages: fermented and matured for 15 months in cement vats.
Andy Howard MW- Powerful, intense, mineral-edged. Plenty of life and lift, green apple and lemon zest, touch of spice. Potentially very fine, with a long future ahead. Shows the class of this grape and the particular style of Matelica. Delicious.
Sara Bachiorri- Poached pear, orange marmalade on the nose, candied lemon on the palate. Bright acidity and a flinty touch.
Michael Garner- Full and nutty, almost voluptuous! Scented lime and floral fragrance. Juicy, ripe and vigorous with crunchy green fruits. Lovely balance; scented and sinwy finish. Intriguing note of fennel. You might struggle with the acidity, but with the right food: wow! Drinking Window 2023 – 2030”