Getting to know
Verdicchio (vehr-DEEK-kyoh), one of Italy’s classic whites, hailing from the central part of the country. It’s name comes from the Italian word for green, verde, in homage to its yellowish-green skin. The wine itself also takes on a subtle greenish hue (remember that for blind tastings!) A crisp, dry mineral wine, it has naturally high acidity making it a natural choice for sparkling wine. In fact, the Verdicchio grape was used to make one of the very first Italian spumante wines in the 19th Century.
what to know about the verdicchio GRAPe
WHERE TO FIND THE Verdicchio grape
Verdicchio is almost exclusively found in central Italy’s Marche region, with two notable DOCs: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica.
In addition to Marche, the Verdicchio grape is confirmed to be identical in DNA to the Trebbiano grape from the Veneto.