Verdicchio part 2 – Cuprese vertical


See Verdicchio part 1 for the background to this tasting.

Day one of the laboratorio focused on a flight of Colonnara's Cuprese, a varietal wine made using the fruit from the best vineyards in Cupramontana. The flight was not only a memorable tribute to oenologist Carlo Pigini Campanari, whose story is told in Verdicchio part 1, but especially to Verdicchio because it highlighted the grape variety's indisputable greatness and longevity, aptly demonstrated by the entry-level Cuprese. (This photo of the empties was taken by Valeria Bocchi, the wife of La Distesa owner Corrado Dottori.)

The first wine of the...