About The Wine
Verdicchio. Bisci. Le Marche. If you’ve never heard of these, fear not.
Between central Italy’s mountainous backbone and the dreamy Adriatic sea, lies little Le Marche (markay) - a province with food and wine treasures that punch well above its small size. And the Bisci (bee-shee) family make extraordinary white wines from the native local grape Verdicchio (vur-dikee-oh).
Bright sparky, fresh and mineral, there’s flavours of green apple, minted melon and golden straw florals. With surprising texture and depth, try it with angel hair pasta, seared prawns, lemon and chilli.
Mauro Bisci (bee-shee) is today responsible for the family estate, originally purchased by his father Giuseppe and uncle Pierino in 1968. Prior to beginning bottling under their own label in the 80s, all wine was sold to the local cooperative.
His 20 hectares of organically farmed vines are all situated within the Matelica subzone of the tiny Le Marche province, with high elevation and brisk continental climate preserving both freshness and focus.
17 hectares are dedicated to Verdicchio and they are true specialists of the variety. Their steely, mineral wines are intense and long lived, capable of long-term ageing and evolution. Whilst justly famous for their old vine, cellar release Senex and Fogliano bottlings, even their junior Matelica is itself a star, with Italian expert Ian D’Agata rating them amongst the finest white wines in all of Italy.