Bucci Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi 2011
Pale greenish-yellow color. Knockout nose combines peach, almond oil, white flowers and a light herbal nuance. Lush, tactile and deep yet fresh, offering palate-saturating flavors of yellow apple, candied lemon peel, ginger and minty herbs. Finishes with an almost tannic impression and a touch of spicy apple butter and almond paste. This will be a memorable wine in three or four years. One of the best riserva wines ever by Bucci, and considering that this is routinely one of Italy's ten best whites, that's saying a lot.
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The Bucci family's 300 years in viniculture are an impressive heritage, which Ampelio Bucci brilliantly administers. Ampelio himself is a man of multiple talents, whose marketing expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Italian cultural and economic scenario are so impressive.
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