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