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2015 Bisci 'Senex' Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva, Marche, Italy (750ml)

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Brothers Giuseppe and Pierino Bisci first purchased their vineyards in 1972. The land was widely regarded as optimal for planting Verdicchio and 85% of the roughly 50 acres of vineyards are devoted to Verdicchio. The south-facing vineyards are at elevations of about 900-1000 feet above sea level, located within a valley that runs parallel to the sea, providing excellent protection from hail and frost, and also creates a more continental microclimate than the surrounding environment. The grapes are able to ripen fully during the hot summers while maintaining refreshing acidity with cool nights. The vineyards are all certified organic. The Senex hails from vines that are nearly forty years old and spends four years on the lees in cement tanks before bottling, of which only 3,600 are produced. The density of texture is remarkable, while being perfectly balanced by brisk acids and saturating minerals that linger on and on. It’s a pretty and pure special expression of Verdicchio.

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