Materga – Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCGProvima
This wine is made from the best Verdicchio vineyards and is produced only during the best vintage, when grapes has the potentiality to reach the high DOCG quality standard. The extremely low yield of grapes per hectare, the harvesting of the fruit when it is fully ripe and the refinement in stainless steel tanks enable this wine to acquire a powerful and elegant structure. Extended stay in the bottle enrich its elegant and persistent aromatic vein. It is a wine that enjoys great longevity.
Type of wine: dry white.
Production area: Matelica (MC) – 350 m a.s.l.
Soil type: loose and permeable, tending to clay and calcareous.
Grape variety: Verdicchio 100%.
Average yield production: 8-10 tons per ha.
Processing: low yield per hectare of selected grapes, hand-picked grapes. Soft pressing of the grapes, cold grape skin maceration and following cold settling of the must. Fermentation process is carried out at low controlled temperature by using selected yeasts, in concrete tanks.
Maturation: for 12 months, the wine matures in stainless steel tanks where the periodic battonage (the stirring of dead yeast cells) fosters aromatic complexity, of the wine and increases its viscosity and softness. Refined in the bottle for almost 6 months.
Color: straw yellow with brilliant golden reflections.
Bouquet: complex and fine. Scents of ripe fruit (peach, apple) and dried yellow flowers (broom, chamomile) combined with pleasant scents of spices and dried fruit.
Flavor: mineral and fresh, richly structured, balanced and persistent with seductive and soft aftertaste.
Consumption: within 7 years.
Food matches: first courses, aged cheese, elaborated seafood dishes, grilled fish and white meats, even spicy version.
Serving temperature: 14-15°C.
Bottle size: 0.75 l.