Langhe DOC 'Long Now' 2015 (750 ml.) -...
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Verdicchio di Matelica 'Oppano' (literally you make me Ombra) by Sergio Marani is made with Verdicchio grapes obtained from a vineyard facing north and towards the sea. The old vines and a perfect microclimate build a framework that strongly supports this expression of Verdicchio di Matelica. After harvesting and pressing, the must is vinified in large tonneaux used since the 1950s and for this provided with a layer of tartrates that prevent oxidation of the wine and contact with the wood. Notes of dried fruit and almond with a fine spice of cardamom and green tea infusion. Good minerality, medium body and great gustatory intensity. Ample and delicate wine.
Marani winery is a small family-run business located in Matelica, in the heart of Alta Vallesina, the cradle of Verdicchio di Matelica. The vineyard extends for about 8 hectares and is exclusively cultivated with verdicchio, the great white grape that has contributed to making the Marche known in the national and foreign wine scene. The position in the middle of the hills, at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level, favors important thermal excursions which are fundamental for the aromatic content and for the fixed acidity of the wines; green manure, dry pruning and thinning characterize the cultivation of the vine which is linked to principles of high quality and respect for the environment. The harvest, carried out manually and in the shortest possible time, is the most delicate moment of the whole winemaking process, followed by the aging of the wines in oak barrels from the woods surrounding the cellar.