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Verdicchio Vigneti del Cerro 2011

Verdicchio di Metalica, Italy

100% verdicchio

Tasted September2013- Sometimes a direct and focused glass is called for, to wake the senses and change the mood. Refreshment as the first call. This Verdicchio hits the spot with noticeable vibrancy, a see-through complexion and long-lasting stimulation. The zest of grapefruit marries into a fresh, orchard apple, decorated with floral aromas and a final, sea-salt & ginger-spiced mineral. There is not much to the substance of this wine at first. It takes some coaxing, a bit of hand-holding to warm the wine into more fruit expression. At this stage, the sense of wild honey joins the presentation. Time brought out a bit rounder, more creamy feel, but the tension of acidity kept it in line. Uncomplicated purity. Classic crisp structure. Solid, honest and delicious Verdicchio. This is a large winery, founded as a cooperative, which creates many wines with many labels. This Belisario series is meant for finer consideration and has potential to last a few good years in the bottle. As is mentioned at the winery, "in our opinion, the stereotype of Verdicchio di Matelica power and elegance, flavor and smoothness, maturity and freshness."


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The Label

Producer: Belisario
Wine (proprietary name): Verdicchio Vigneti del Cerro
Vintage: 2011
Labeled as: varietal title
Country of origin: Italy
Region: Marche
Area/Appellation: Verdicchio di Metalica
Classification of Appellation: d.o.c.
Classification of Wine:
Alcohol %: 13.00

The Winemaking

Winemaker: M. Belisario
Assistant Winemaker:
First Date of Production: 1971
Handling of Fruit: hand picked
Sorted: sorted at picking, sorted at table
Stem: all destemmed
Yield of Harvest:
Method of Crush/Pressing: mechanical press Press Type: Pnuematic
Pre-fermantation Soak/Maceration: N
Temperature Controlled: Y
Free Run Juice Only: Y
Gravity Fed to Vessels: N
Type of Vessel for Fermentation: Stainless Steal/Inox
Size of Vessel: 3000
Vessel Seal: Sealed Vessel
Fermentation Temperature Controlled: Y
Fermentation Style: Induced
Type of Yeasts: Cultured Yeasts
Carbonic Maceration: N
Length of Fermentation: 3 Day(s)
Pumped Over/Cap Agitation: N
Malolactic Fermentation: N
CO2/SO2 Added on Fermentation: SO2
Type of Ageing Vessel: Stainless Steal/Inox
Origin of Barrels (if used):
Size of Barrels Used: 0
Length of Maturation: 5 Month(s)
Extended Lees Contact: N
Fined (Type): N
Filtered (Type): N
Moved to Multiple Vessels?:
Date of Bottling: 2012-04-00
Age in Bottle Before Release: 1 Month(s)
Number of Bottles (750ml) Produced: 0
Number of Magnums Produced: 0
Number of Half Bottles (375ml) Produced: 0
Closure Type: Synthetic/Composite Cork
Bottled with SO2: Y
Alcohol %: 13.00
Residual Sugars (Gram/Liter):
Total Acidity (Gram/Liter): 0.00
Total Ph: 0.00

The Vineyard

Total Vines Planted: 300 Hectare
Density of Vines: 3200 Hectare
Wine Vineyard: Single Vineyard
Source Vineyard: Vineyards Estate Owned
Exposition of Vineyards: SE, S
Soil Type(s): loose alluvial, hillside soils.
Elevation of Vineyards: 340-360 m
Vineyards Description: Hillside
Average Age of Vines: 25 year(s)
Farming Methods:
Irrigation: irrigated
Additional Vineyard Information: Vinified exclusively with Verdicchio grapes grown on the slopes east of the Valle Esina at the foot of Monte San Vicino.