We were thrilled to read the following review of the Pievalta 2012 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi on Fat Gay Vegan, a highly popular London-centric blog that covers “vegan news, reviews & events” (image via Fat Gay Vegan).

Grown at its organic vineyard in central Italy’s Marche region near the Adriatic coast, Barone Pizzini has crafted gold with its 2012 Pievalta Verdicchio Superiore.

Eclipsed by more well known white wines like Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, Verdicchio is the overshadowed champion of Italian whites. The style of this wine, clean and crisp, suits anyone with an inclination toward dry and citrusy Sauvignon blancs. It’s also a bottle I’d happily tote along to any party or social gathering, whether to gift to a host or to drink by myself in the corner (because I’d really rather not share). In other words, it’s a solid all rounder, or at least it is for me.

I drank the wine sans a meal, but I think it would pair suitably with sushi or a light pasta dish with smoked tofu. Be that as it may, my preference for a fresh wine like this Verdicchio is still to drink it on its own, and that is how I will likely continue to enjoy any future consumption too.

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