Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Aug 14, 2010 Fazi Battaglia Titulus Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest 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 Wine Events February 10, 2016 Bottled Love Choosing wine for Valentine’s Day can be tricky. Get it wrong and you face a lonely 2016. Pet names can be quirky, cute or downright embarrassing, ... Read More First Look / Wine Stores January 28, 2016 A New Liquor Store Opens at the Junction. Nestled in the corner of Oak Bay Junction, we find the newly opened Vessel liquor store, bringing vibrancy to what was once a lackluster plaza. Warm ... Read More Sparkling Wine January 20, 2016 Steller’s Jay Sparkling Shiraz Steller’s Jay Sparkling Shiraz VQA NV Okanagan $26.00-30.00 And now for something totally different! A sparkling Shiraz (red) made using the ... Read More Spirits / Victoria January 18, 2016 Canadian Whisky Awards: Best Whisky for 2015 Lot No. 40, a whisky distilled in Windsor, Ontario was named Canada’s best at the sixth annual Canadian Whisky Awards on 14th January at the ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits January 12, 2016 5 Rums Worth Sipping If you’ve been following, we have been talking about rum quite a lot during summer in the Rambunctious Series of summer refreshing cocktails. But ... Read More Wine January 8, 2016 FriYAY: What Wines to Buy for Friday Night FriYAY is the best day of the week hands down. Whether yours falls on a Sunday, a Thursday, or the actual day itself, it is cause for celebration and ... Read More Comments are closed.