Notes from the Cellar
And thanks to M.S. Walker for the great Argentine tasting this past Saturday.
Speaking of Wine Dinners, March 21st.(Thursday) We will be hosting Caterina Sacchet whose family owns Carpineto Winery & she is the winemaker in Chianti, Tuscany. Good Friend Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wine for Horizon Beverage will also be on hand for this special evening and as I write this within the hour myself, John & Chris Keohane and Chef Peter Capalbo will be tasting through the wines and planning a great menu. I will have full details on this in next weeks Newsletter but if you want to reserve space nowbefore it sells out conatct the Wenham Tea House at 978-468-1398 to make a reservation.
grown primarily in the Marche region of central Italy. The name Verdicchioderives from verde (or “green”) and refers to the slight green/yellow hue that wines made from the grape can have. Verdicchio is the principal grape behind two
Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wines produced in the provinces of Ancona and Macerata, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica. In addition to producing still wines, Verdicchio grapes are also used to make sparkling wine and straw wine.
While ampelographers believe that Verdicchio is probably indigenous to the Marche, there appears to be a genetic relation to Trebbiano and Greco grape varieties. In particular, the clones of Trebbiano grown in Lombardy and Soave show very close similarities to Verdicchio while genetic evidence has shown that Greco was probably an ancestor vine to nearly all of Italy’s native white grape varieties.