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 Victoria / Winemaker Dinners July 23, 2014 Coming Up at Taste: The All Bacon Dinner. Intrigued? Every summer Karen Gillis, the winemaker at Red Rooster in the Okanagan, gets together a bunch of friends for a bacon weekend at her house. That’s ... Read More Food Pairings July 23, 2014 What to DRINK With That : Tour de France Edition DRINK editor Treve Ring asks local wine experts how they would approach pairing dishes and flavours. Since we’re big cycling fans here at EAT, she ... Read More Wine July 23, 2014 The How-to of Wine by the Campfire When I think of camping, I think of three things: a warm crackling fire, a deep crimson sunset and food-friendly wine. Every summer, I usually take ... Read More Beer & Cider / Wine July 22, 2014 Afternoon Craft Beer Delight —Finding Value in BC’s New Liquor Laws The recent changes to British Columbia’s liquor laws haven’t been well received by everyone. While happy hour is now officially sanctioned, and ... Read More Events / Wine July 16, 2014 Grapes of the World at the New Victoria Wine Festival British Columbia’s vibrant wine industry continues to spoil West Coast residents with an abundance of sipping choices. While Victoria continues to ... Read More Drink This July 16, 2014 Company’s Coming I don’t know about you, but I keep certain wines on hand for certain guests. Or more succinctly, I have styles of wine on hand for styles of ... Read More Comments are closed.