Classification : White wine Grape varieties : 100% verdicchio Growing area : Contrada Monacesca, comune of Matelica Vineyard size : ca. 3 hectares Vineyard aspect : North-south Soils profile : Predominantly clayey Training system : Vertically-trained arched or double-arched cane Vineyard age : ca. 30 years Vineyard density : ca. 1,800 vines/hectare Vineyard yield : ca. 2 kg./vine Vineyard altitude : ca. circa 400 metres Harvest period : Third-fourth week in October Vinification process :Hand picking of the grapes, which had been left on the vine an extra two weeks until slightly over-ripe; they were immediately lightly pressed, with no use of SO2, followed by 20-day fermentation at 20°C in stainless steel. The wine rested on the fine less until spring and underwent natural malolactic fermentation in early summer. Maturation : Eighteen months in steel and six in glass, then officially released De- cember...
CLASSIFICATION : Verdicchio di Matelica DOC GRAPE VARIETIES : Verdicchio 100% GROWING AREA : Contrada Monacesca, in the comune of Matelica VINEYARD AREA : Ca. 17 hectares VINEYARD ASPECT : North – South SOILS PROFILE : Predominantly clayey TRAINING SYSTEM : Vertically-trained arched or double-arched cane VINEYARD AGE : 50% 30 years old - 50% 10 years old VINEYARD DENSITY : Ca. 1,800-2,500 vines/hectare VINEYARD YIELD : Ca. 3 kg/vine VINEYARD ALTITUDE : Ca. 400 metres HARVEST PERIOD : First ten days in October VINIFICATION PROCESS : Hand picking of the grapes, then immediate light pressing with no use of SO2, followed by 12-15-day fermentation at 20°C in stainless steel. The wine rested on the fine less until spring and underwent natural malolactic fermentation in late spring. It was released one year after harvest date. SENSORY PROFILE : This is our most distinctive version...
CLASSIFICATION : Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva D.O.C.G. GRAPE VARIETIES : Verdicchio 100% GROWING AREA : Contrada Monacesca, the comune of Matelica VINEYARD AREA : Ca. 3 hectares VINEYARD ASPECT : North-south SOILS PROFILE : Predominantly clayey TRAINING SYSTEM : Vertically-trained arched or double-arched cane VINEYARD AGE : Ca. 30 years VINEYARD DENSITY : Ca. 1,800 vines/hectare VINEYARD YIELD : Ca. 2 kg./vine VINEYARD ALTITUDE : Ca. circa 400 metres HARVEST PERIOD : Third-fourth week in October VINIFICATION PROCESS : Hand picking of the grapes, which had been left on the vine an extra two weeks until slightly over-ripe; they were immediately lightly pressed, with no use of SO2, followed by 20-day fermentation at 20°C in stainless steel. The wine rested on the fine less until spring and underwent natural malolactic fermentation in early summer. MATURATION : Eighteen months in steel and six in glass, then officially...
CLASSIFICATION : Marche Chardonnay I.G.T. GRAPE VARIETIES : Chardonnay (100%) GROWING AREA : Contrada Monacesca, in the comune of Matelica VINEYARD AREA : Ca. 1.5 hectares VINEYARD ASPECT : Southeast-northwest SOILS PROFILE : 50% clay – 50% sand TRAINING SYSTEM : Spur-pruned cordon VINEYARD AGE : 20 years VINEYARD DENSITY : 3,300 vines/hectare VINEYARD YIELD : 1.2 kg/vine VINEYARD ALTITUDE : 370-400 metres HARVEST PERIOD : Early September VINIFICATION PROCESS : Hand picking and immediate light pressing, with no use of SO2, followed by 15-day fermentation at 20°C in stainless steel. Four months’ maturation on the fine lees and six months’ additional bottle ageing. SENSORY PROFILE : It is a blend of eight outstanding chardonnay clones from our vineyard next to a small church in the hamlet of Monacesca; it dates back to 1000 AD and has been completely restored. Short pruning and radical cluster thinning have produced...
CLASSIFICATION : Marche Rosato I.G.T. GRAPE VARIETIES : 92% sangiovese grosso and 8% merlot GROWING AREA : Contrada La Valle, in the comune of Matelica VINEYARD AREA : Ca. 5 hectares VINEYARD ASPECT : Northeast-southwest SOILS PROFILE : Clayey TRAINING SYSTEM : Spur-pruned cordon VINEYARD AGE : 15 years VINEYARD DENSITY : 3,300 vines/hectare VINEYARD YIELD : 1,2 kg/vine VINEYARD ALTITUDE : 400 metres HARVEST PERIOD : Merlot: mid-September; sangiovese: mid-October VINIFICATION PROCESS : The Sangiovese clusters are hand-picked into small boxes, then are de-stemmed and gently pressed, with the skins immediately removed to prevent any coloration. The must ferments at 18oC in steel for about 10 days, the wine is then racked off, and about 8% Merlot added until the desired hue is obtained. The final wine is then given a light, brief bentonite-based clarification and tartaric stabilisation, and is finally bottled. SENSORY PROFILE...
CLASSIFICATION : Marche Rosso I.G.T. GRAPE VARIETIES : 70% sangiovese grosso and 30% merlot GROWING AREA : Contrada La Valle, in the comune of Matelica VINEYARD AREA : Ca. 5 hectares VINEYARD ASPECT : Northeast-southwest SOILS PROFILE : Clayey TRAINING SYSTEM : Spur-pruned cordon VINEYARD AGE : 15 years VINEYARD DENSITY : 3,300 vines/hectare VINEYARD YIELD : 1,2 kg/vine VINEYARD ALTITUDE : 400 metres HARVEST PERIOD : Merlot: mid-September; sangiovese: mid-October VINIFICATION PROCESS : Hand picking into shallow boxes, light crushing-destemming, then fermentation in steel at 28°C. Frequent pumpovers at initial stages were followed by délestages to cool must; after a maceration on the skins of about 20 days, the wine was pressed off into oak barriques no  older than three years. After maturation for about six months, the two  wines were blended and given an additional six-month stay in oak, bottling, followed by six months’...