2020 Umani Ronchi Verdicchio Casal di Serra

Umani Ronchi |Abruzzo |Verdicchio
A velvety white, with the fruit and floral character that define the indigenous Verdicchio grape of La Marche.
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This wine is the flagship Verdicchio from Umani Ronchi. First made in 1983, the grapes are selected from four vineyards, ranging from eight to thirty years old.

Heady aromas of wildflowers and juicy sweet yellow summer fruits on the nose. On the palate there is an interesting balance of richness and elegance that has both length and intensity. There is heft to this wine, yet its minerality and acidity, add a fresh counterpoint to that weight.

They have a real affinity for this indigenous grape, and this wine is their showcase; highlighting the unique characteristics of Verdicchio, that they find so alluring.

After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. For several years, some of the grapes destined for Casal di Serra are vinified using the “cold-soak” technique, a process which favours and optimises extraction of the varietal character. Fermentation, in steel tanks temperature-controlled to between 16° and 18°C, takes 10-15 days. The wine does not undergo a malolactic fermentation, and ages in steel for about 5 months in contact with its own yeasts. It is bottled at the end of April and then rests again in bottle for several months.

91 Points - "Aromas of lemon zest, fresh pear, lemongrass and wet stones. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity and a waxy texture. Flavorful, mineral finish. From organically grown grapes." James Suckling (James Suckling)

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    Alan S.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Really nice Italian

    This is an early foray into this grape variety for me and I discovered it is the same as Trebbiano from the Soave area. As such it’s nice a dry with a little bit of that Italian herb/saline thing which I find attractive and makes for a great food wine. in my opinion, it’s good value to and would really rate it slightly over 4 if I could.

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