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La Calcinara Clochard 2016

 
Country: Italy
Region: Marche
Type: White
Producer: La calcinara
Grape: Verdicchio
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 13%

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Decanter's "34 Under £35" Rich and floral with lovely hints of jasmine and creamy almond. There's a delicious richness but its kept in shape by a brisk minerality and a lemony acidity which ultimately make each sip refreshing. A food-loving white that will also age handsomely.


Tasting Notes

A lovely word, 'Clochard'. It means 'vagrant' in French and this sumptuous white is so named because La Calcinara's verdicchio vines lie outside the Verdicchio Castelli DOC boundary, making it an outcast, a vagabond among wines, wandering free in the land of great reds but nonetheless a verdicchio 'sotto lo stesso cielo' - under the same sky, as Paolo describes it. Rich and floral with lovely hints of jasmine and creamy almond. There's a delicious richness but its kept in shape by a brisk minerality and a lemony acidity which ultimately make each sip refreshing. A food-loving white that will also age handsomely.


Press Note:

Decanter: "With vineyards just outside the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC, this rich and complex white has vinified like a red with up to 20 months on its skins. It's packed with floral and grilled almond and hazlenut notes complemented by fine tannins. A great alternative to a white Burgundy. 92 points."


Robin's Note:

Verdicchio was one of my first loves in Italian white wine. This is one of the top 2 or 3 I’ve had in 25 years and is a very special bottle of wine. Good Verdicchio like this can take the place of good white burgundy with the textured fish such as cod, halibut and turbot, monkfish and lobster’- Robin

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