The Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White, Spumante and Passito.
The production area of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi PDO is within the territory of numerous municipalities in the provinces of Ancona and Macerata, in The Marches region.
White (incl. Classico, Classico Superiore), Spumante, Passito: min. 85% Verdicchio, pure or with the addition of non-aromatic grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 15%.
Description of product typologies
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi PDO Bianco has a soft straw-yellow colour; the nose reveals a characteristic aroma made up of persistent mineral notes, hints of wild flowers, citron and tropical fruit, with a light aroma of bitter almond; it is dry, fresh and smooth on the palate, offering persistent and intense fruity-floral emanations and intense sapidity. It can display Classico and Classico Superiore on the label.Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi PDO Spumante has a straw-yellow colour, varying in intensity, with possible greenish highlights and fine and persistent foam; the nose is strongly mineral, with hints of peach, broom and toasted bread; it is fresh and lively on the palate, with a long almondy finish. Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi PDO Passito varies from intense straw-yellow to amber in colour; the nose is enriched with notes of dried apricot and quince, with hints of honey; the sensations of the nose return on the palate, accompanied by a harmonious, sweet and fresh flavour. Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi PDO Passito wine must be produced with grapes that have been dried for a certain period of time; the drying period must be concluded by March 30th of the year following that in which the grapes were harvested and vinification by October 15th of the year in which the grapes were produced. Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Passito PDO wine cannot be made available for consumption before December 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced.Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi PDO Spumante can be sold in typologies ranging from Extra-brut to Dry.
The Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi PDO designation can be accompanied by additional geographical mentions referring to municipalities, districts, farms and localities within the production area and from where the grapes used to produce the wine effectively originate.