Fazi Battaglia, Titulus, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Le Marche, Italy, 2018


One thing is certain – the town of Jesi has THE WORST one-way system in the world. Nick was there about 4 years ago and it literally took him an hour to get out of a town the size of Bury. However, it is a very pretty town and that was followed up by a truly wonderful and picturesque drive to a hill-top hamlet named Corinaldo. What you realise about the region of Le Marche is that it has everything that Tuscany has but without the hoards of tourists. Anyway, the wine. Verdiccho; a super white variety that is a staple of these parts. Brilliant on its own, sat in a piazza watching the world go by, but equally at home with seafood and salads. Just a lovely wine really. 

Nose Straw yellow with a green tinge. Fresh and bright with notes of apple, pear, flowers and fennel.  Palate All of the above, tich, tangy and with minerality. Citrus zest, grapefruit and with a nutty finish.