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 Cocktails March 18, 2015 The Romantic Lokum Royale Cocktail Many years ago, working in a restaurant in Brisbane, I went to my chef with a quandary. As a child, I loved the confectionary Turkish Delight, but ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 17, 2015 Victoria Beer Week 2015 Coverage VICTORIA BEER WEEK 2015 Grab a brew and relax Photo: Victoria Beer Week Contents updated each day with new events Opening Cask Night – March ... Read More Beer & Cider March 12, 2015 Women Take Back Brewing | Victoria Beer Week 2015 Kala Hadfield stands in front of a stainless steel tank on the brewery floor, her pink rubber boots sticky with malty wort. Here at Spinnakers, ... Read More Beer & Cider March 11, 2015 Pairing Food & Beer Together | Victoria Beer Week 2015 Stereotypes and pop culture often lump beer and game day together, along with relaxing in the summer heat with a cold beer and simple snacks. But ... Read More Beer & Cider March 10, 2015 Bikes and Beers | Victoria Beer Week 2015 Midway through a typical rain-soaked, mist-laden Vancouver Island winter bike ride I’m cold, thirsty, miserable, and wet. Mind broken, soul ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits March 6, 2015 Drink These Gins This Spring + An Easy, Refreshing Cocktail Recipe What are Spring Gins? While they aren’t really a gin category, we are going to examine a newer style of gin that use floral tones to break away ... Read More Comments are closed.