Classic aromas of Verdicchio are: Lime, Lemon, White Peach, Yellow Nectarine and Almonds
Verdicchio is a white grape varietal that hails from Italy. It is widespread across Italy and has taken a particular fancy to the Marche region in the central-east yet it is believed to have originally come from the Veneto region in the northeast. Around 1570.
The most well-known region for pure Verdicchio wines is in the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC appellation in the Marche. It is also one of the few white grape varietals that are recommended in the regions of Abruzzo, Umbria and Lazio. In total Verdicchio makes up a mere 3,561ha across Italy though is making a comeback in recent years thanks to its versatility. Many winemakers are now making sparkling wines out of Verdicchio as well as the classic dry whites.
Though it is mainly cultivated in Italy there are now experimental plantings in Brazil and California.
Verdicchio makes wines that are full of citrus flavours such as lemon and lime, along with stone-fruit flavours of white peach and yellow nectarine. On the palate it has a medium acidity and a creamy mouthfeel.