Bisci - 'Vigneto Fogliano' Verdicchio di Matelica 2016

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"This wine has a full body, is savoury yet fresh and well balanced with incredible flavours of white florals, apples, white plum.

 

--------THE PRODUCER--------

Bisci Wines

The Bisci farm is the result of the passion of brothers Giuseppe and Pierino Bisci for their territory and their land. In 1972 they bought an estate of about 25 hectares and transformed it over the years in one of the reference estates in the production of Verdicchio di Matelica. Today Mauro and Tito Bisci, sons of Giuseppe, are the owners of the company. The property is situated in Matelica in between the provinces of Macerata and Ancona. It covers an area of about 25 hectares, entirely within the territory of Verdicchio di Matelica DOC. The 20 hectares of vineyards are organic farmed (CCPB certified), more than 17 hectares of which are under Verdicchio di Matelica vines and a bit more than 2 hectares are cultivated with red grapes such as Sangiovese and Merlot. The vineyards are located in mid-hill at an altitude that goes from 320 to 370 meters above sea level, slightly sloping and in prevalence exposed to the south.

The Bisci cellar located at the centre of the vineyards, was built in 1980, partly adapting the old country houses and partly building new annexes. Viticulture practices have always been at high quality standards and nowadays follow Biological protocols (certified by PPCB). Sulphur and copper base products are utilized and “Managed” cover crops between the rows of vines are used. If the necessity arises, the soil is tilled in order to avoid hydric competition with the vines. When needed, organic fertilizer (manure) is used after the harvest.

 

--------THE GRAPE--------

Verdicchio

Verdicchio is a white grape varietal that is best known in the white wines of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica in the larger region of Marche in central Italy. You can expect juicy and refreshing whites with white to yellow fruit flavours.

 

--------THE REGION--------

Marche

Marche is a region in central Italy on the eastern coast. It is largely home to reds made from Sangiovese and the medium-bodied white wines of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.

The best place to start when you are pairing food and wine is to think about the structural elements of both the food and wines. These elements are: sweetness, acidity, bitterness, umami, chilli heat and fat.

We have listed these elements in foods and how you can add wines with similar or contrasting elements to help create harmony in your matches.

Sweetness 

Sweet foods can overpower dry wines, white or red, making them appear acidic, neutral or bitter. In order to reduce this effect you should pair sweet foods with sweet wines. 

Acidity

Acidic foods, like fresh citrus, tomatoes or salads laden with vinaigrettes, will overpower the acidity in a wine making them appear flabby or less acidic than they were. In order to reduce this effect you should pair acidic foods with wines that have a higher acidity such as Champagne, Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc.

Acidity is a key element in creating balance in a dish or a food-and-wine match. If the foods are going to reduce the acidity in the wines then you need to add your own bit of acidity by bringing a more acidic wine to the table. It is the same principle behind adding lemon juice to seafood dishes, as seafood tends to have quite low natural acidity.

Bitterness

If a food is high in bitterness then it will make the wine appear bitter, or it will increase the perception of bitterness (tannins) in the wine. In order to reduce this effect you should pair bitter foods with wines that are not lean with high acid.  Rather choose wines with some sweetness, fruit or viscosity.

Umami (Savoury)

Foods that are highly savoury, like mushrooms, will increase the bitterness or acidic perception we have in wines. In order to reduce this effect you should pair umami rich foods with wines that are fruity and do not have medium-high tannins. 

Often foods that are more savoury are best matched with white wines like Chardonnay or Soave as these do not big tannins but have lots of fruity flavours.

Chilli Heat

Chilli heat is similar to umami-rich foods.  They will increase the bitterness or acidic perception as well as the alcoholic burn we have in wines. In order to reduce this effect you should pair chilli heat rich foods with wines that are fruity and/or have higher sweetness levels.

Wines that are off-dry like many Gewürztraminers or Rieslings could work best with chilli foods like a curry as they will be both a bit sweet but also very fruity. If you aren't a white wine drinker then you could consider red wines that have lower tannins such as a Pinot Noir or Gamay Noir. 

Fatty

Foods that are high in fat will make the wines feel flabby and less fruity. In order to reduce this effect you should pair fatty foods with wines that have high acidity. This is similar to the rule of adding in acidity (in the form of citrus) to seafood to help to cut down the perception of fattiness.  

These suggestions (there are no rules that apply to everyone) will help you to think about how to create pairings. It often isn't helpful to think about 'red wine and red meat' or 'white wine and fish' because it is actually the structural elements of the wine and food that need to be balanced. It is the acidity in white wines that works well by cutting through the fattiness of a piece of fish but you could get that acidity in a Pinot Noir. 

"This wine has a full body, is savoury yet fresh and well balanced with incredible flavours of white florals, apples, white plum.

 

--------THE PRODUCER--------

Bisci Wines

The Bisci farm is the result of the passion of brothers Giuseppe and Pierino Bisci for their territory and their land. In 1972 they bought an estate of about 25 hectares and transformed it over the years in one of the reference estates in the production of Verdicchio di Matelica. Today Mauro and Tito Bisci, sons of Giuseppe, are the owners of the company. The property is situated in Matelica in between the provinces of Macerata and Ancona. It covers an area of about 25 hectares, entirely within the territory of Verdicchio di Matelica DOC. The 20 hectares of vineyards are organic farmed (CCPB certified), more than 17 hectares of which are under Verdicchio di Matelica vines and a bit more than 2 hectares are cultivated with red grapes such as Sangiovese and Merlot. The vineyards are located in mid-hill at an altitude that goes from 320 to 370 meters above sea level, slightly sloping and in prevalence exposed to the south.

The Bisci cellar located at the centre of the vineyards, was built in 1980, partly adapting the old country houses and partly building new annexes. Viticulture practices have always been at high quality standards and nowadays follow Biological protocols (certified by PPCB). Sulphur and copper base products are utilized and “Managed” cover crops between the rows of vines are used. If the necessity arises, the soil is tilled in order to avoid hydric competition with the vines. When needed, organic fertilizer (manure) is used after the harvest.

 

--------THE GRAPE--------

Verdicchio

Verdicchio is a white grape varietal that is best known in the white wines of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica in the larger region of Marche in central Italy. You can expect juicy and refreshing whites with white to yellow fruit flavours.

 

--------THE REGION--------

Marche

Marche is a region in central Italy on the eastern coast. It is largely home to reds made from Sangiovese and the medium-bodied white wines of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.

The best place to start when you are pairing food and wine is to think about the structural elements of both the food and wines. These elements are: sweetness, acidity, bitterness, umami, chilli heat and fat.

We have listed these elements in foods and how you can add wines with similar or contrasting elements to help create harmony in your matches.

Sweetness 

Sweet foods can overpower dry wines, white or red, making them appear acidic, neutral or bitter. In order to reduce this effect you should pair sweet foods with sweet wines. 

Acidity

Acidic foods, like fresh citrus, tomatoes or salads laden with vinaigrettes, will overpower the acidity in a wine making them appear flabby or less acidic than they were. In order to reduce this effect you should pair acidic foods with wines that have a higher acidity such as Champagne, Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc.

Acidity is a key element in creating balance in a dish or a food-and-wine match. If the foods are going to reduce the acidity in the wines then you need to add your own bit of acidity by bringing a more acidic wine to the table. It is the same principle behind adding lemon juice to seafood dishes, as seafood tends to have quite low natural acidity.

Bitterness

If a food is high in bitterness then it will make the wine appear bitter, or it will increase the perception of bitterness (tannins) in the wine. In order to reduce this effect you should pair bitter foods with wines that are not lean with high acid.  Rather choose wines with some sweetness, fruit or viscosity.

Umami (Savoury)

Foods that are highly savoury, like mushrooms, will increase the bitterness or acidic perception we have in wines. In order to reduce this effect you should pair umami rich foods with wines that are fruity and do not have medium-high tannins. 

Often foods that are more savoury are best matched with white wines like Chardonnay or Soave as these do not big tannins but have lots of fruity flavours.

Chilli Heat

Chilli heat is similar to umami-rich foods.  They will increase the bitterness or acidic perception as well as the alcoholic burn we have in wines. In order to reduce this effect you should pair chilli heat rich foods with wines that are fruity and/or have higher sweetness levels.

Wines that are off-dry like many Gewürztraminers or Rieslings could work best with chilli foods like a curry as they will be both a bit sweet but also very fruity. If you aren't a white wine drinker then you could consider red wines that have lower tannins such as a Pinot Noir or Gamay Noir. 

Fatty

Foods that are high in fat will make the wines feel flabby and less fruity. In order to reduce this effect you should pair fatty foods with wines that have high acidity. This is similar to the rule of adding in acidity (in the form of citrus) to seafood to help to cut down the perception of fattiness.  

These suggestions (there are no rules that apply to everyone) will help you to think about how to create pairings. It often isn't helpful to think about 'red wine and red meat' or 'white wine and fish' because it is actually the structural elements of the wine and food that need to be balanced. It is the acidity in white wines that works well by cutting through the fattiness of a piece of fish but you could get that acidity in a Pinot Noir.