COLLE STEFANO, Matelica – Certified Organic
Fabio Marchionni was cited as one of Italy’s most exciting new winemakers in Decanter Magazine (May 2008). His Verdicchio comes from limestone-rich soils in the high, inland zone of Matelica. High diurnal temperature differences, low yields and biodynamic practices, stainless steel fermentation and no malo-lactic fermentation result in a wine that is arresting in its intensity, minerality and structure. Aromas of grass, lime, white flowers lead through onto the palate where the electrifiying levels of acidity are balanced by the intensity and depth of fruit.
‘Italy’s best-buy of all time? Unbelievable quality for the price. Mineral zestiness, almond flowers, green apple and chlorophyll notes you won’t forget. You can tell owner Fabio Marchionni studied white wine in Germany.’ Decanter, Italy supplement 2013 – 93 pts/100
‘Tre Bicchieri’ Winner 2008 and 2009.
Slow Food Vino Slow: 2010, 2011 and 2012.
“This extraordinary white wine scours every taste bud on the tongue with electrifying acidity. How refreshing to taste a wine unmellowed by malo. Fabio’s Verdicchio is a pale yellow wine with greenish tones and a delicate scent of country herbs and apple; its taste, whose structure is not intrusive, has a fresh lime trace which makes this wine particularly fragrant, and the kind of pervasive acidity previously mentioned will allow your tongue to pass through the eye of the needle and enter the kingdom of oysters with an appetite for destruction.” Douglas Wregg
” Readers looking for a tasty Verdicchio that won’t break the bank should consider this Verdicchio di Matelica from Colle Stefano. This bright, high-toned white reveals well-defined aromatics and plenty of crisp, zesty fruit. The wine is best enjoyed while it remains fresh and vibrant” Wine Advocate