Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Aug 14, 2010 Fazi Battaglia Titulus Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2008 Marche, Italy $14 – 17 Whoa hot. When the thermometer hits 30, I hit the chilled unoaked whites. Patios, breeze, crisp and refreshing glass = answer to BC’s heat wave. Drinking much Verdicchio lately? You certainly should be. Verdicchio [vehr-DEEK-kyoh] is a white-wine grape grown mainly in Italy’s Marches region, where it has been cultivated since the fourteenth century. Verdicchio’s name is derived from verde (green), referring to the yellow-green skin of the grape, also contributing to the wines’ subtle greenish tone. The best known of the Verdicchio wines come from the DOC of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. Fazi Battaglia’s Verdicchio is easy to pick out – this family owned winery (headed by a mother and her daughters) bottles their wines in the unique amphora shape, harkening back to the shape of the vessels used for wine storage in antiquity. Light, fresh and clean, this is lip smacking lemon and mineral, with bitter almond, herbs and Granny Smith tart flavours and a crisp, elegant finish. Drink while young (the wine) and while hot (the weather). This is bello with mussels or sardines dressed with lemon. Or partner with lightly dressed, summer veg tossed vegetarian pasta dishes. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) ItalyWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like Drink This April 23, 2014 Sustainable Wines “It’s not easy being green.” -Kermit the Frog Sorry Kermit. The times have changed. There are numerous shades of green in the wine world ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Vancouver April 22, 2014 East Van Roasters Only a short walk from the Gassy Jack statue in Gastown, at the edge of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, is an unassuming little shop that is ... Read More Victoria / Wine Events April 22, 2014 7th Uncork Your Palate to take place April 30, 2014 Victoria, BC —The 7th Uncork Your Palate fundraiser takes place April 30th at the Crystal Garden. “It’s one of Victoria’s most popular ... Read More Okanagan / Wine April 18, 2014 Tinhorn Creek is Getting a New Winemaker We love Tinhorn Creek Winery and can’t wait to see what Andrew starts doing with them. We will keep you updated with more news about Andrew, ... Read More Coffee & Tea / SH / Victoria April 16, 2014 Welcome: Silk Road | Storehouse We’ve known Silk Road Tea and owner and founder Daniela Cubelic for many years and have always been impressed with Daniela’s amazing knowledge of ... Read More Drink This April 16, 2014 World Malbec Day April 17 marks the 4th annual World Malbec Day. While malbec is grown the world over, the day was established by Wines of Argentina to celebrate the ... Read More Comments are closed.