Barone Pizzini - 2016
Riserva on the label tells you that this is a serious Verdicchio that has a bit more breadth and complexity than the average. In this instance that little bit extra comes from over two years spent on the lees, which has imparted an enormous amount of flavour to the wine. The result is a honeyed, hazelnut, tropical-fruit flavoured wine with a fine backbone of acidity. It has fabulous ageing potential but will drink very well now with vegetable-based pasta dishes, fish and poultry.
18/20 – JancisRobinson.com, ‘Cut lemon and breadcrumb on the nose. Minerally notes. Linear lemon-fruit palate with stunning precision, length and clarity. Vibrant finish. Gorgeous wine that should be on any serious restaurant’s wine list.‘ Walter Speller August 2016 (2013 vintage)