11/04/2010 – Pievalta, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2008

Barone Pizzini, Pievalta Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2008, Italy
This is, quite simply, a terrific white wine. I love fruity whites: wine made from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling that are crammed with exuberant fruit. But sometimes it is nice to have something more restrained and mineral, and this biodynamic wine from the east of Italy has a delicious subtlety. It has a typically nutty character with hints of flowers, herbs and honey, with layers of delicate complexity. In the mouth a ripe, golden, juicy apple crunch and vivid lemon, with that long, nutty mineral finish. £8.99