Terre Silvate, says Corrado Dottori, is the wine that represents La Distesa like no other. A lively, purist and animating Verdicchio that is much more than just a basic wine.
It comes from vineyards in three different communes in the old Verdicchio metropolis of Castelli di Jesi. None of them is more than a handful of kilometres away from Corrado's winery. Each has its own specific geological and climatic attributes. Verdicchio plays the leading role, although Trebbiano and Malvasia are also found here. Both grape varieties also play their part in the finished wine, in varying proportions depending on the vintage.
Usually harvested in the last week of August and the first week of September, the wine is fermented spontaneously, matured in cement, removed from the lees around Easter and bottled shortly afterwards.
Lively, straightforward and very precise. Dense and grippy, delicate aromas open up, ideally hinting at floral aromas and fresh fruit. The flavours continue across the palate and are juicy, long and persistent.
Grape variety: 90% Verdicchio & 10% Trebbiano
Vineyard: The grapes come from two different vineyards, San Michele and Battinebbia - depending on the vineyard, the vines are exposed to the south, north or east. The soils are interspersed with limestone and clay. The altitude varies between 200 and 350 metres.
Harvest: by hand in small crates
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeasts, in wooden barrels
Ageing: partly in steel, partly in cement
SO₂: < 40 mg
Alcohol content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 10-12 °C
Perfect drinking maturity: from now - 2026
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€19.86/l)
Maxime: All winegrowers listed with Vinonudo work with compost, organic fertilisers and natural preparations in their vineyards and refrain from using herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers.