by Tom Hyland Contributor – Jul 25, 2018

Examples of Verdicchio di Matelica are in this fragrant style, with perhaps a bit more of a subtle herbal character as compared to the Jesi wines. You just don’t see many Matelica wines however, as the area is about one-tenth the size of Jesi, …
the local farms are also quite small. Vineyards in Matelica are generally situated at higher elevations that in Jesi (1300 to 1600 feet as opposed to 800 to 1000 feet on average), giving Matelica wines a bit more intensity.

Along with Collestefano, top examples of Verdicchio di Matelica include those from La Monacesca and Bisci, especially this latter producer’s superb Vigneto Fogliano offering from a single vineyard.

Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica “Vigneto Fogliano” 2015 – Outstanding
Expressive aromas of lemon oil, jasmine and orange blossom. Excellent complexity, beautiful texture and a long finish with excellent persistence. Structured for 7-10 years of enjoyment.