||Kermit Lynch Verdicchio
Along Italy’s central Adriatic coast, tucked between the sea and the Apennines, the Marche region is green with agriculture along hills that ascend to steep coastal bluffs. This is the home of verdicchio, whose name comes from the root verde, describing both the greenish hue of the grapes and the resulting wine. The Castelli di Jesi DOC is one of the largest of the zones in which verdicchio is grown, and surrounds the town of Jesi and its ancient fortifications. Stefano Antonucci sustainably farms 45 hectares of vines, the majority planted to verdicchio. This bottling for Kermit Lynch is raised in stainless steel, keeping its fresh, lively notes and snappy body. Versatile and universally appealing, this white can easily pair with anything from light appetizers to bigger dishes like braised pork or full-flavored fish like mackerel.