May 12, 2012

Wines of the Giro: Stage 6 Urbino – Porto Sant’Elpidio
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Many believe that Rome was saved in 207 BC when the invading Carthaginians drank too much Bianchello and were turned back at banks of the Metauro River.

Whatever the case, Bianchello has been a favorite of Le Marche for centuries and was given immediate DOC status in 1969. Morelli’s bianchello is grown on a mere 1.3ha of terraced vineyards. The fruit ferments at low temperature for 15-20 days without the skins, and then matures over four months in stainless steel. This careful production creates refreshing white wine with weight and a wholly unique flavor profile.
100% Bianchello 100% Stainless Steel Soil

From Melissa at 67Wine (who suggested this bottle and many of my other Giro wines): Hands down! This wine will be on your 2012 greatest whites hit list. And you’ll be supporting biodiversity as well since Bianchello, the grape hailing from the Le Marche DOC of Bianchello del Metauro, is fabled to have been cultivated and vinified by the Romans. Some estimate the its recorded history can be dated back to 500 BCE. Known synonymously as Biancame, Morelli’s wine has solid structure, showing zingy green apple and a solid snap of acidity. It’s decidedly pleasant and thoroughly enjoyable on its own or with the catch of the day. Pair with some salty, semi-firm sheep’s milk cheese as well.

I say: Refreshing in a very good way. Slightly herbal with lots of fruit and acidity. A reminder that, as I say every year during the wines of the Giro, that I should drink more Italian whites. No fish here tonight, but pairing beautifully with my current 4505 Meats obsession: the half River Dog Farms chicken, marinated and ready to roast at home.

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Mariano Pallottini

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