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SUNSET CORNERS:a rich complex Italian white!

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  • michael bittel
    Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica 2005 $17.99 a bottle 10% discount on a case of twelve After the wicker-wrapped bottle of rough, hearty Chianti, the classic green
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2007
      SUNSET CORNERS:a rich complex Italian white!

      Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica 2005

      $17.99 a bottle

      10% discount on a case of twelve

      After the wicker-wrapped bottle of rough, hearty Chianti, the classic green "fish bottle" has to be one of the most vivid symbols of the old-style Italian wines from back in the old days of Italian wines. The advent of top quality Chianti, not to mention Brunello, Vino Nobile and sought-after "Super Tuscans," has all but eliminated all memory of the old wicker-sheathed fiasco. But it's still easy enough to find Verdicchio in a collectible green bottle shaped like a fish, with scales, fins and all. Still, just as better Chianti eventually rehabilitated Tuscany's reputation as a source of world-class wine, the much less familiar wines of Bisci (which comes in a standard wine bottle that doesn't at all resemble a fish) may eventually do the same for Verdicchio!

      Halfway between Ancona and Macerata, Bisci is certainly one of the estates where the qualities of Verdicchio are most valued. The vineyards were totally replanted starting from the seventies and are located at an altitude of 300-350 mts on sea level with southern exposure. The alternation of sunny days and of fresh and dry nights, gives the grapes character and an extremely fine fragrance. Look for a pale, straw yellow color with green reflections followed by an intense nose of white flowers and green apples. This medium to full bodied white has intense flavors with warm, tasty and fresh fruit characteristics and a very crisp finish. Try it with seafood or some of our yummy cheeses! A wonderful start to any evening!

      Wine Information:

      Colour: Pale straw yellow with green reflections

      Nose: Intense, typical, white flowers, green apple

      Flavour: Intense, quite warm, tasty, fresh, quite balanced, slightly bitter ending

      Serving suggestions: Seafood, fresh cheeses

      Vineyard extension: 12.00

      Blend: Verdicchio - 100%

      Vineyard age (year of planting):

      Verdicchio: 1983, 1978, 1988

      Soil type: Calcarous, clayey

      Exposure: South

      Vinification and ageing: Fermentation in glazed cement vats with temperature control (under 20°C), maturation in cement for 8 months, cellaring in the bottle for 2 months

      Want to try this wine?

      Come by Sunset Corners

      Saturday, October 6th

      12pm - 4pm

      A free tasting


      Monday, October 1st

      A free tasting of The Wines of H. Lun

      6:30pm - 8:00pm

      With special guest, Zeno Staffler, Export & Sales Director


      Thursday, October 11th

      6:30pm - 8:00pm

      A free tasting of

      Tuscan reds featuring the wines of Capannelle and Boscarelli

      Michael Bittel

      Sunset Corners Fine Wines & Spirits

      8701 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33173

      ph: 305 271 8492  fax: 305 271 5390


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