Verdicchio, deriving from the word “verde” and “green” for its hue, is a white grape with notable acidity, green apples and almond flavors. It originates from the central Italian region of Marche, Umbria and Lazio. The grape is used to produce still, sparkling, and straw wine (sweet, dried grapes). It’s most famous Italian regions are Verdicchio di Matelica and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.
This grape produces a dry white wine with light body. It has medium to high acidity and medium alcohol. The primary flavors are green apple, lemon, lime, peach, pear, mandarin, grapefruit, fennel, and almond.
Verdicchio pairs well with truffle dishes, like truffle pasta, truffle risotto, and truffle garnishes. It also pairs well with proteins such as prosciutto, salmon, lobster tail, crab legs, white fish, and tuna. Verdicchio also compliments an array of entrees and sides including spaghetti, seafood stew, potatoes, quiche, paella, gnocchi, pizza, and tomatoes.
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