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Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2020
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NY TIMES 20 WINES UNDER $20: GREAT SUMMER VAUES
"This wine is so good and so reasonably priced that I regularly tout its virtues. It comes from Matelica, the smaller of two adjoining sources for verdicchio in the Marche, where Fabio Marchionni farms organically. It’s crisp and refreshing, with aromas and flavors of stones, flowers and almonds, a rich texture yet plenty of refreshing acidity. Drink it with anything."~Eric Asimov

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Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13%
Closure:Cork
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NY TIMES 20 WINES UNDER $20: GREAT SUMMER VAUES
"This wine is so good and so reasonably priced that I regularly tout its virtues. It comes from Matelica, the smaller of two adjoining sources for verdicchio in the Marche, where Fabio Marchionni farms organically. It’s crisp and refreshing, with aromas and flavors of stones, flowers and almonds, a rich texture yet plenty of refreshing acidity. Drink it with anything."~Eric Asimov

New York Times 20 Wines Under $20: For When the Weather is Sultry
"I've become a big fan of Verdicchio di Matelica, and of this wine in particular. The Matelica zone, in the Marche region of Italy, is farther inland and higher in elevation than the coastal Castelli di Jesi zone, a better-known area for verdicchio. This wine, made from organic grapes, is strikingly energetic, with whiplash acidity and saline, mineral and herbal flavors. It would be superb with numerous summery pastas, whether white clam sauce, pesto or fresh tomatoes."~Eric Asimov

NEW YORK TIMES WINE SCHOOL
"The ColleStefano, I thought, was the most complete wine of the three, though I don't mean to suggest that either of the others were lacking. Citrus, herbs, almonds, seashells and stones, along with the richer roundness of the Bisci, made for the most satisfying combination, for me at least. This wine is vibrant and energetic, with aromas of flowers and almonds, and a spine of electric acidity, typical of the inland, higher elevation Matelica area. Collestefano is a top-flight producer there. It farms organically, and makes this wine straightforwardly and simply. Drinking it is a wake-up call."~Eric Asimov

Vinous Media 91
"The 2020 Verdicchio di Matelica impresses with its spicy and floral bouquet, as ginger-laced peach and pretty spring flowers waft up from the glass. Its soft-textured yet packed full of salty tension within, as sour lime and saline-mineral tones penetrate deeply, all lifted by vibrant acidity. This tapers off with a balanced lingering sweetness, offset by hints of sour citrus and wild herbs. Frankly, youd be hard-pressed to stop at one glass."

"This wine easily competes with any Verdicchio on the market, most of which are more expensive. The Matelica zone is further inland and at a higher elevation than the more common Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi. Matelica wines tend to be brighter and more elegant whereas the Castelli di Jesi wines often have a little more fruit and heft. Collestefano is textbook for the Matelica style bright and crisp with floral notes and a hint of pine. Collestefano was started in 1998 when Fabio Marchionni took over the estate that had been in his family for years. After getting his degree in agriculture, where he did his thesis on Verdicchio di Matelica, he went to Germany to work for Weingut Zhringer where he learned to work and farm organically with minimal impact to the environment. He then worked briefly in wine bars and restaurants before taking over the family farm. His Verdicchio has been consistent in quality, winning at least two glasses from Gambero Rosso since the 2001 vintage (twice winning three glasses). It is a great value for an organic wine."~Distributor Notes
About Collestefano
Collestefano was started in 1998 when Fabio Marchionni took over the estate that had been in his family for years. After getting his degree in agriculture, where he did his thesis on Verdicchio di Matelica, he went to Germany to work for Weingut Zähringer where he learned to work and farm organically with minimal impact to the environment. He then worked briefly in wine bars and restaurants before taking over the family farm. His Verdicchio has been consistent in quality, winning at least two glasses from Gambero Rosso since the 2001 vintage (twice winning three glasses). It is a great value for a Certified Organic wine. This wine easily competes with any Verdicchio on the market, most of which are more expensive. The Matelica zone is further inland and at a higher elevation than the more common Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi. Matelica wines tend to be brighter and more elegant whereas the Castelli di Jesi wines often have a little more fruit and heft. Collestefano is textbook for the Matelica style – bright and crisp with floral notes and a hint of pine.
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"Only marginally less good than my favorites."
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