Verdicchio di Matelica goes to Holland

Vini Gagliardi a producer the of unique Italian white wine Verdicchio di Matelica from the central region of Le Marche Italy will be conducting free wine tastings in Roosendaal and Utrecht on 12 and 14 November 2009.

Online PR News – 06-November-2009 – – A road show of free wine tastings of the unique white wine Verdicchio di Matelica from Le Marche Italy and red wines from the winery Vini Gagliardi will be conducted at Tafelberg Wine, Multatulilaan 17, Roosendaal, the Netherlands telephone +31 165 55 74 11 at 19:30 on 12 November and in Amberes Restaurant, Burgemeester Reigerstraat 29, Utrecht, The Netherlands telephone +31 30 2515020 at 12:00 on 14 November.
The most important wines available to taste among others at both locations are:
Verdicchio di Matelica - is 100% from the Verdicchio grapes and it is the first Verdicchio of the cellar to be present in the commercialised market in March-April each year. The colour is pale straw-yellow, it presents fresh fruit aromas; sapid, soft taste, very-well structured and with a slight bitter after taste just like an aperitif. It may be eaten with hors-d' oeuvres, sea-food dishes and white meats.
PianeroDue –Marche Rosso di Indicaticazione Geografica Tipica IGT - It is most important red of the winery. It is produced with Montipulciano 40 %, Sangiovese 40% e Ciliegiolo 20 % grapes coming from the hills of Matelica. The colour is a red ruby turning to garnet with aging. The bouquet is fruity/vanilla sapid harmonic and full bodied taste. The wine is aged in oak barrels; with a further refinement in bottles. Best coupling: venison dishes, roast meats and cheese.
Merlot - Marche Rosso di Indicazione Geografica Tipica IGT - This is produced with Merlot grapes coming from the hills of Matelica about 450 metres height from sea-level. The colour is ruby red colour with purple tinge, with fruity wood aromas, soft flavour medium body, tannic. The wine is matured in oak barrels, for about one year.
Contact Information: telephone +39 0737 85611
The Gagliardi company is one of Matelica Verdicchio' s historic wineries. Begun in the Forties it was one of the first companies devoted to the, production and commercialisation of Verdicchio di Matelica, and the first to sell it in bottles. The geographical situation of the cellars is one of the best suited to vine cultivation. Its particular microclimate and altitude ( from 300 to 600 metres ) mean that each grape variety can express its own special characteristics. The Vini Gagliardi winery cultivates 15 hectares 12 of which are devoted to Verdicchio grapes and 3 to red grape varieties (Sangiovese, Merlot, Ciliegiolo ).
The cellars today continue to be a family-run enterprise, involving Gino Gagliardi and his children. His son, Umberto, who graduated in wine production at the Ascoli Piceno School of Wines and is responsible for production and commercialisation: and daughter Lara, who is in charge of administration. The annual production of the cellars is about 2.500 hl of wine. The area where the wine-making, stocking, and bottling operations take place covers 1.350 square metres and can be found in via Merloni Matelica.

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