Umani Ronchi Villa Bianchi Verdicchio Classico
This is a wine which takes its name from the farmhouse of the same name, nestling in the heart of the cultivation area of the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi which the Bianchi family used to make by vinifying the grapes from the surrounding vineyard. Today Villa Bianchi aims to express all the typical features of Verdicchio by bringing out in particular its aromatic notes of freshness and elegance. This is all achieved by careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard, and through the use of vinification techniques aimed at preserving intact the aromatic character inherent in the variety.
The vineyards, which are between six and thirty years old and trained on the Guyot system, are situated on the band of hillsides between 150 and 300 meters above sea level, with exposure to the south/southwest. The yields aver- age between nine and ten tons per hectare.
The harvest is carried out by hand and normally takes place in the period from the middle to the end of September. The ripening is constantly monitored in order to determine the exact date of the harvest, with the aim in particular of preserving a good acid profile, which represents the basis of this wine’s freshness.
After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in steel tanks with the temperature maintained at between 14o and 16°C, and continues for about 8‐10 days. The wine does not subsequently undergo a malolactic fermentation. All the stages of production, from picking to bottling, are carried out in the absence of oxygen, in order to safeguard the primary aromas of the grapes and achieve greater freshness of flavour and bouquet. A brief ageing period in steel of about three months is followed by the bottling.
Tulip-shaped goblet, with the top edge very slightly flar- ing, light and elegant in shape, which allows the aromas to be concentrated towards the nose. This is the best way to capture the delicate and fruity bouquet of young wines.
Lean antipasti, pasta and risottos with seafood sauces; excellent with fish grilled, cooked au gratin or baked.
Ideal serving temperature
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