Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Aug 14, 2010 Fazi Battaglia Titulus Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMarche, Italy $14 – 17Whoa 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 Coffee & Tea May 25, 2015 Nitro-Infused Coffee is THE Thing This Summer ... Read More Food Pairings May 25, 2015 What to DRINK with That: Classic Dishes From Spain DRINK editor Treve Ring asks local wine experts how they would approach pairing dishes and flavours. For this edition we are looking to classic ... Read More Spirits May 22, 2015 Kicked-Up Coffee – BC Coffee Liqueurs Collaborations There’s been an explosion in local distilleries in the last few years, and signs are they’re growing in exciting new directions. I talked to ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Vancouver May 11, 2015 Elysian Coffee Roastery Back in 2000, Elysian Coffee opened its first café around the corner from Vancouver’s Fifth Avenue Cinemas. It did things differently from the ... Read More Drink People May 7, 2015 Our First International Houseguest: Portland’s Jordan Felix Death Cab for Cutie’s new album Kintsugi once again echoes their Pacific Northwest roots, including the verse from the song Black Sun, “There is ... Read More Cocktails May 1, 2015 Rambunctious Part 2 – Mojito In part one, we spoke about the classic Daiquiri, a cocktail with a unifying beginning, a historically, somewhat celebrity upbringing until its ... Read More Comments are closed.