Also known as: Verdicchio and Marchigiano.
Characteristics: A delicate bouquet, high in acidity, medium in body, with a slightly bitter finish. Exhibits crisp, dry, almond, and fruit characteristics. Known for its straw yellow and subtle greenish hue.
Ageing: within two to three years after the vintage, if properly preserved. Wines from the Verdicchio di Matelica are thought to have good ageing potential.
Serving temperature: Serve at a temperature of 46º-54º F.
Food pairings: Fish dishes, fried and roasted seafood, vegetables, and olives.