Verdicchio di Matelica DOC 2021

Tenuta Grimaldi – Verdicchio di Matelica DOC

With this wine Tenuta Grimaldi wants to highlight the different expressions a vineyard can give.
A pure and elegant style outcoming from both work and nature.


Vintage 2021 had quite low spring – summer rainfall, and very high temperatures during summer. It was namely the fourth hottest recorded summer in this region, since 1961.
A cool and sunny autumn allowed plants to close their vegetative-productive cycle in the best possible way. Winter ensured an important water recovery, thanks to heavy rain during December and January.
Spring was fluctuating; Overall, temperatures were lower than average, and the vegetative recovery was slow and gradual. A late frost event, occurred early April, partially compromised the development of the buds, with a significant reduction in fertility.
In June temperatures were high already, and rainfall rare, which caused a reduced development of the bunches, resulting in low average weight.
Utmost attention was paid immediately to the fruits, in order to avoid any abiotic stress. Orographic position and exposure of the vineyards were fundamental, this year, to maintain fresh and aromatic fruit.

Verdicchio di Matelica DOC

September 13th – 28th

Harvest is done by hand, in small containers (about 18 kilos); After an initial selection, grapes from different parcels are pressed and vinified separately. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks and austrian or french oak casks, where wine continues the aging until June, when it’s bottled. Further aging continues in the bottle, before the product is released on the market.


Tenuta Grimaldi 2021 has a straw yellow colour, with greenish reflections. Hints of flowers and white-fleshed fruit are in harmony with nuances of anise and slightly mentholated aromatic herbs. The vibrant drink is lightened by the softer components of the wine, closing with a savoury and persistent finish.

Mirko Mattana – Winemaker – January 2023


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