La Monacesca, Verdicchio di Matelica, 2014

Verdicchio di Matelica, Marche, Italy

La Monacesca, Verdicchio di Matelica, 2014

Verdicchio di Matelica, Marche, Italy



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Grape Varietes: Verdicchio 100% Wine Style: Softer Riper Whites Winemaker: Aldo Cifola Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102728 Alcohol: 13%
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The 2014 Verdicchio is beautifully crafted from start to finish. Handpicked grapes are fermented with care and minimal intervention and the resulting wine is left to develop its flavours slowly.

Father and son Casimiro and Aldo have been tending Monacesca’s low yielding, late harvest, old vines from an ancient monastery in the stunning Appennine Hills since the 1960s and their Verdicchios compete with Italy’s finest whites: complex and concentrated, yet elegant and refined, our customers have been saying this since the 2001 vintage. A complex and concentrated, yet elegant mountain white.

La Monacesca (lit. Monastery), which is situated in the township of Matelica in the Marche region of central Italy, dates back to 900 AD, when a group of Benedictine monks fled persecution to the Apennine hills to practice viticulture. In the 1960s Casimiro Cifola set about unlocking the mountainside's potential and raising its international profile. While less well-known than its famous seaside sibling Castelli di Jesi, both Casimiro and Aldo have been at the forefront of Verdicchio's quality renaissance in Matelica.


"With its extraordinary interpretation of the Matelica DOC, Aldo Cifola's winery is the perfect exponent of the concept of terroir. He reads the potential of Verdicchio, which finds a powerful, flavorsome expression here without losing its acidic, tangy edge endowed by the area and its cool microclimate." Gambero Rosso

Lovely ripe stone fruit on the nose with nutty, floral and honeyed notes. Super concentration in the mouth with a core of white stone fruits, honeyed high notes and a long finish. Stylish and exceptional value.