Belisario Verdicchio di Matelica Terre di Valbona 2009
What can one say of beautifully simple, delicious wines, except to pity the people who do not appreciate them?
Belisario’s Verdicchio di Matelica Terre di Valbona is a wine of uncomplicated, delicious dignity, owing to its own honest style.
Founded in the ‘70’s as a cooperative, Belisario has since become the largest producer of Verdicchio di Matelica. Located within the Alta Valle Esina of Italy’s Marche, Belisario vineyards are a maximum of 10 minutes from its cellars.
Belisario’s Verdicchio di Matelica Terre di Valbona is made from 100% Verdicchio grapes selected from its best vineyards.
Tasting Notes / Impressions:
Pale straw yellow with aromatics of peaches, white flowers and lemon zest. Warm in the mouth with apricot and honey on the palate, notes of lemon zest and sea salt on a flavorful finish. Well structured and refreshing. Great quality / price ratio.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Classic Verdicchio pairings like hot and cold hors d’oeurves, fish, white meats, cheeses, and pasta will all work super well, though we loved this wine with stir fried squid and ginger with the Sichuan pepper spice known as “Hua Jiao”; roast taro with black mushroom, wheat gluten and carrot; baby Chinese broccoli; and “straw vegetable” called Kong Xin Cai (water spinach).