The Marche is home to Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, a region that has enjoyed a renaissance over the past twenty years, as more and more small growers have been striking out on their own, trying to make a name for Verdicchio. The Brunori estate, founded by Mario Brunori, was one of the first to stop selling grapes and barrels of wine to the local cooperative in 1956, when they started bottling their wines under their own label. The Brunori estate consists of nine hectares (just over 22 acres) of immaculately-tended vines of Verdicchio, rooted in limestone-rich soils. The Brunoris have always farmed without the use of chemicals, and they conduct a manual harvest and never use wood to vinify their wines. The result is a highly-aromatic and complex white wine with wonderful balance. They are now in their third generation of making some of the most vibrant and interesting white wines in Italy.
Azienda Vitivinicola Brunori | ‘Le Gemme: Verdicchio,’ Le Marche, Italy 2019
Bright citrus & salinity flood the palate balanced with a delicate bitter note. The texture is smooth & clean leading to a dry, mineral finish.
- Color: White
- Size: 750ml
- Vintage-year: 2019
- Region: Le Marche
- Country: Italy
- Grape-variety: 100% Verdicchio
- Price-range: $10-25
- Sub-region: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi