wine grapes on a vine
Verdicchio grapes

Fazi Battaglia’s Verdicchio is the perfect wine for summer

The legendary brand's Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi wines are a benchmark of quality and Italian culture.

Looking for a unique white wine to wow your guests? Try Verdicchio. This high-quality grape from the Marche region in central Italy is known for its good body and high acidity and offers flavours of citrus and almond and a faint spiciness. The finest examples of Verdicchio wine hail from the Macerata and Ancona provinces, specifically Verdicchio di Materica DOC and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC, and are often sold in distinctive amphora-shaped bottles. Verdicchio pairs well with grilled vegetables, seafood dishes and Japanese cuisine.

historic town buildings with obelisk fountain
Jesi, Marche region, Italy

One of the most famous legacy producers of Verdicchio is Fazi Battaglia. Fazi Battaglia was born in 1949 from the union of two families, Fazi and Battaglia, in a small cellar in the town of Cupramontana. The Angelini family – in particular, Francesco Angelini, founder of the pharmaceutical industry and former mayor of Ancona – took over a few years later and transformed the company into an iconic Italian wine brand. Angelini was also responsible for the unmistakable shape of Fazi Battaglia’s amphora-style bottle. In 1953, when the wine was still not well-known, a design competition was held to find a bottle that would make their Verdicchio immediately identifiable. Angelini wanted a bottle design that had visual cues with ancient references, as well as a unique and distinctive shape. The winning bottle design, created by architect Antonio Maiocchi, was inspired by ancient Etruscan containers.

vineyard at sunrise
Marche region, Italy  

Fazi Battaglia, a cornerstone in Marche’s wine history, has cultivated 130 hectares of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi vineyards. Their commitment to quality is evident through meticulous vineyard selection and ongoing research in viticulture and winemaking. The Anfora Titulus bottle, with its elegant shape and hand-tied cartouche, symbolizes the winery’s blend of craftsmanship and innovation.

A bottle of wine

For nearly 70 years, Fazi Battaglia has epitomized high-quality Italian wines, embodying the “Made in Italy” ethos. Their dedication to tradition and modern creativity has solidified their role in the global wine industry, making their Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi wines a benchmark of quality and Italian culture.

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