||Montecarotto. Altitude: 300 meters above sea level. Exposure: east/south-east.
|Composition of the land
||The soil is very deep, clay loam, fairly fresh, and represents the ideal for a vine such as Verdicchio.
||The grapes are picked by hand, and collected in boxes. The harvest takes place on the borderline between the first and second ten days in October, when the grapes have reached a perfect ripening status. It is fairly common to find that a few of the grapes have been attacked by noble rot.
||After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. Fermentation, in steel tanks with the temperature maintained at between 16 °C and 18 °C, takes 10-15 days. The wine does not undergo a malolactic fermentation, in order to preserve freshness and acidity
||The ageing stage lasts about ten months, during which the wine remains in contact with its own fermentation yeasts in concrete tanks. Vecchie Vigne Casal di Serra rests in bottle for several months before being put on sale.
||Excellent with roast white meat, roasted fish, stuffed pasta.
||Price Umani Ronchi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Casal di Serra Vecchie Vigne 2016 € 16.70