San Sisto Riserva 2004 - Fazi Battaglia: a nice Verdicchio from Marche

Verdicchio is an indigenous variety from the region of Marche, central eastern Italy, where it finds the best territory to express its potential. We have an example of how elegant and fine a Verdicchio can be in this San Sisto Riserva 2004, produced by famous winery Fazi Battaglia with grapes coming from a single vineyard...a straw/golden yellow creates fat tears on the glass...that gives us already an idea that the wine has a quite high level of alcohol and residual sugar...in the bouquet we can distinguish refined notes which didnt completly develop yet: toasted wood, cinnamon, tobacco but also a delicate nuance of yellow flowers and tropical fruit, mixed together with an enveloping enamelled note...round and warm entrance to the mouth...then we feel acidity and a nice final sapid note...
This wine has a properly round body, too heavy to match with a delicate lobster or shrimps...I'd rather suggest a risotto with porcini mushroms...
Price in Italian wine stores: 16 euro
Price abroad: ?

1 comment:

Marcio Penna said...

Hi Gianluca,
We've just tried a wine from the Marche, a organic Rosso Piceno from Saladini Pilastri.

Check it out at: