Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi DOC

Azienda Agricola F.lli Bucci, which has been in the agricultural business for generations, today manages 380 hectares of estate-owned land in the heart of the Castelli di Jesi appellation in the pristine, rolling hills of Le Marche.
Ampelio Bucci, a marketing expert, professor and of course top winemaker, dedicated himself to the production of quality wines in the 1980s, becoming a trailblazer, creating white wines that could and should be aged. In doing so, he challenged many of the Italian white winemaking tenets (taking inspiration from the French) of that era, finding great success and a virtual cult following.
The company owns and manages eight organic vineyards, totaling 31 hectares – mostly Verdicchio, with some Montepulciano and Sangiovese. The low yield per hectare (50-70 quintals), the venerable age of some of the vines (some are upwards of 50 years) and Azienda Agricola F. Bucci’s winemaking expertise allows for the production of four excellent wines (two whites and two reds), valued in many countries all over the world, proven by the long list of accolades received year after year.
Azienda Agricola F.lli Bucci has also been running a totally organic operation for over thirty years. In fact, it has become one of the keys to Bucci’s time-honored excellence.
Azienda Agricola F.lli Bucci has also been running a totally organic operation for over thirty years. In fact, it has become one of the keys to Bucci’s time-honored excellence.
The grapes from each vineyard are vinified separately and blended later to achieve the winemaker’s goals. Fragrant and flavorful, a classic Marche wine that ages only in stainless steel to ensure the characteristic aromas and freshness of the native grape remain pure.


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Wine Enthusiast90
  • 2016 | Vinous91
  • 2016 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
  • 2015 | James Suckling88
  • 2010 | Decanter93
  • 2011 | International Wine Cellar90
  • 2010 | Wine Advocate90
Grape Varieties:

100% Verdicchio

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Indigenous

Aging containers:

Oak casks

Container size:

50-75 hL

Type of oak:

French and Slavonian

Aging before bottling:

4 months

Closure:

Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Villa Bucci, Belluccio, Montefiore and Baldo

Vineyard location:

Le Marche

Soil composition:

Calcareous clay

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

200-360 meters (656-1,181 feet) above sea level

Yield:

2.9 tons per acre

Exposure:

East/Southern/southeastern

Age of vines:

Average of 45 years old.

Total yearly production (in bottles):

75,000 bottles a year

Tasting notes:

Deep straw yellow. Pleasingly fruity with a persistent bouquet, showing notes of Golden Delicious apples and almonds. Good body and silky texture on the well-balanced and elegant palate.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 12-14 °C (53.6-57.2 °F).

Food pairings:

Ideal as an aperitif, or with pasta, fish risotto, white meat, and mild cheese.

Alcohol:

Alc. cont. 13.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Giorgio Grai