2009 Garofoli Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi Classico D.O.C.

Verdicchio

Verdicchio

I want to start by saying that it is true if you drink a wine too cold, you miss alot of the wines character and flavor. I opened this wine up and poured an ounce or two into my glass and was not so impressed. But 30 minutes later as of this writing, this wonderful white wine has opened up and showed its true flavors! The normal white wine serving temperature is between 45 and 50 degrees F. This wine is currently at about 56 degrees F and it has opened up and is still refreshing! Maybe some white wines need to stay at 50 degrees F, but not this one. I poured this wine into my glass and it is bright yellow in color, almost the color of straw. On the nose, nuances of apricot, citrus, floral, and a slight hint of must. On the palate, medium to full bodied with a soft, oily character. Flavors of vibrant, exotic fruits abound! Pineapple, apricot, stone fruits, and even a bit of minerality. Another sip finds more citrus, lemon zest, and honestly, a hint of honey on the long finish. This wine is very rich, savory, and balanced. A passing bitter note near the finish (lemon zest) but was replaced by the honey essence.

So as it turns out, we really did end up liking this wine and give it a 91 point rating. Lots of fruit balanced by honey and minerality. This would pair well with many types of fish, seafood, chicken, pasta with white sauces, salads, or medium cheeses. If you have a 2009 vintage, I would drink it in 2013 because I do feel that it is at its peak right now. WineSplashing!!

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