Tenuta dell'Ugolino (Marche)
To understand Tenuta dell'Ugolino is to understand Andrea Petrini's connection to the land and his family. His grandfather, Ugolino, worked the land of wealthy landowners, and it was this experience that inspired Andrea to create his own wine on his own estate. You can taste the pride of ownership and the devotion to tradition in Andrea's wines. These are some of the most focused and pure expressions of Verdicchio being made in the Marche today.
Andrea makes 4 wines on his 14 hectare estate. His Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico "Le Piaole" and "Cru" Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore "Vigneto del Balluccio" come from single vineyards noted for their pebbly, fossil-rich soil and maritime climate which give the wines abundant minerality to complement the rich fruit. Andrea's red wine, a tiny-production Rosso Piceno "Castel del Piano" is focused and pure with great balance between its red and blue fruits and juicy acidity. Finally, Andrea makes an even smaller production Passito from Verdicchio grapes. With all of his wines, the grapes are hand harvested in small containers to protect the quality of the fruit.
Tenuta dell'Ugolino wines have been recognized by the prestigious Slow Wine Guide for the past 4 vintages, and famed Italian wine expert, Ian D'Agata recently commented on Tenuta dell'Ugolino's "precise, pure Verdicchio wines," saying, "[t]his is an up and coming Italian wine estate whose wines never disappoint me."
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