Colavita 2013 Verdicchio

Verdicchio di Matelica DOC, Marche, Italy; 12.5% ABV
imported by Terlato Wines International
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 3 Oct

colavita_2013_verdicchioI had been curious about this since it showed up, but it was only after Seedboy wrote that he really liked the Colavita Pinot Grigio that I thought I should try the Verdicchio.  That Wiki entry made it sound like a pretty uninteresting grape, but this wine is decently good for the price.

The wine has some yellow apple / maybe pear, but is mostly citrus juicy with yellow grapefruit and lemon, perhaps a touch of green lime, that is ripe and crisp with a bitter tang of citrus pith.  I’m not wowed, but it is interesting and good wine for the price.

The next day, the wine’s rough edges have smoothed over, but it’s still pleasantly tasty and minerally, with a little orange flavor I didn’t notice on the first day.  Quite good.

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3 thoughts on “Colavita 2013 Verdicchio

  1. Seedboy

    This wine was not nearly as good as the PG. It would be good with fish or a lighter chicken dish but I’m not going to buy any more, but I would the PG.

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  2. Bill

    I thought it did not have enough of the true character of Verdicchio . Fazio Battlaglia Verdicchio a mass produced one had a more distinct character. Still looking for a true Pinot Grigio at Gros Outlet. also.

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