The stately glass amphora bottle that holds Fazi Battaglia’s Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico is instantly recognizable, but it’s the liquid gold within that’s truly special. A crisp white made with Verdicchio grapes from the heart of Italy’s Marche region, Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico is a truly one-of-a-kind wine that’s earned its longevity in the sommelier scene.
The Angelini dynasty is now on their 4th generation of winemakers, having purchased the family-run vineyard back in the 1950s. The location is of the vineyard is in one of the only places in the world to produce the Verdicchio grape – a sweet, fresh variety named for the yellow-green (verde) hue that its wines produce.
With notes of apple, pear, broom flowers and aniseed, Fazi Battaglia’s Verdicchio highlights the world-famous terroir of central Italy.
The Angelini family bought the winery that was run by two families (Fazi and Battaglia) and now balance a dedication to the drink’s history with an innovative approach to continuation. The formula and process isn’t to be tampered with too much, but the creation of things like new distilling tanks allows for further refinement.
For this refreshing Verdicchio, we suggest pairing it with seafood, like our Planked Wild Salmon with Caramelized Nectarines and Ricotta or Clams on Sourdough Toast. Well-priced at $14.50 at the LCBO, this is a taste of tradition you should try.