This week, Slowine (SlowFood) reviewed the Pievalta 2008 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore Dominè. Here’s what editor Francesco Quercetti had to say about the wine (translation by our blogmaster):
Tasted at: friends’ home in Gualdo (Macerata)
Paired with: Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Defying its age, this Verdicchio shows truly rich character.
Opulent and inviting on the palate, it is well balanced by a delicious salty finish.
Loads of ripe fruit and anise with fresh balsamic hints on the nose.
Delightful with this real-deal Spaghetti alla Carbonara, made with eggs, guanciale, and locally sourced Pecorino (produced by the neighboring farmers).
Great work by Alessandro Fenino, who runs this lovely biodynamic estate: a well-priced wine at just a few Euros, it was the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday lunch.