Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva 'Mirum' La Monacesca 2016
Aldo Cifola runs this 22ha estate which is no stranger to winning the ‘Three Glass’ top award from Gambero Rosso. There is no rocket science here: just low yielding, late harvest, old vine Verdicchio sourced from a marvellous parcel high in the Apennines. The cold nights and hot days in the Matelica valley deliver a rare balance of lively acidity and high alcohol reminiscent of Burgundy. None of the white wines sees any oak as Aldo believes that barrel ageing is superfluous if the quality of fruit is sufficient. This is one of Italy's finest white wines.