Tuesday - Saturday
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are the July, 2008 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
di San Floriano"
Verdicchio dei Castelli
di Jesi is the most famous and historically
noted DOC wine of the Marches.
vines of the ancient Verdicchio variety
(so called for its particularly thick green
skin) cover the hills that
flank the river Esino. At the center of
that historic grape growing district stands
the community that has given its name to
the wine. The
history of that town, Jesi, is intertwined
with that of its Castelli (castles),
of which there remain only the ruins: Castelbellino,
Castelplanio, Maiolati, Monte Roberto and
The Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi can
be labeled with the geographical qualification
Classico when it is produced in the oldest
sector of the zone indicated in the DOC discipline.
100% Verdicchio comes from
the ďFossatoĒ vineyard in the Jesi commune
of Poggio S. Marcello. It
is straw-colored, with greenish-gold highlights.
bouquet is intense and long-lasting, with
hints of ripe fruit and slightly over-ripe
grapes. Fresh and lively in the mouth,
the palate is delicate and reminiscent
and almonds, leaving a long-lasting, pleasant
like Callabriga are causing critics everywhere to
sit up and take notice. It should, since
itís made by Sogrape, one of Portugalís Grupo dos 7
(or G7 as they call themselves), an association founded
in 1992 by seven of Portugalís leading wineries to
promote fine Portuguese wine.
Today, the company is run by the third generation
of the founding family and owns about 800 hectares
of vineyards in the main Portuguese wine-growing regions
and in Argentina.
from the indigenous Portuguese grapes Tinto Roriz,
Touriga Nacional, and Alfrocheiro Preto, the wine
is made from specially selected grapes of premium
quality set aside for extended oak maturation and
bottle-aging. It has a firm, fruity aroma of
red fruits and cherries, roasted nuts and spicy,
oaky overtones. The dry, rich, mellow, well-balanced
palate is full-bodied and finishes smooth and
Demarcated Region, with an approximate area of 376,000
hectares, is located among very mountainous areas
and valleys with soft hills and slopes.
A cold and rainy climate in winter and dry in the summer provides unique conditions
for wine production. Quinta dos Carvalhais, where
Sogrape has focused on the production of the best
Dão wines, has
all the characteristics of the Regionís estates and is one of the main landmarks
of Portuguese viticulture.
by Jennifer is also proud to announce our new "Cellar
Club", featuring a new wine each month suitable for
long-term aging. Call the shop and ask for Jennifer for all
the details on this exciting new Club, or visit our Featured
Cellar Club Wine page for details on this month's selection.