The 2019 vintage of this wine has just been named Gambero Rosso’s “White Wine of the Year” for 2023. Of course this is the 2016 vintage we offer. There is no sight of the 2019 on the horizon. However, know that along with the 2019, this 2016 Riserva has also received Gambero Rosso’s grand and coveting Tre Bicchieri award (reference the 2019 edition). The San Paolo di Jesi Riserva Classico is only produced in the finest vintages.
“A spicy blend of peach skins, papaya, lime and dusty dried flowers rises up from the 2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva San Paolo. It’s incredibly soft and pliant in feel, with a burst of inner sweetness which is quickly contrasted by sour citrus and bright acidity. There are depths of ripe apple and green melon here, all tinged with saline-minerals, as this tapers off with energy to burn, mouthwatering and literally buzzing with residual tension. There is so much to like about this potent yet high-energy Verdicchio Riserva, and it’s all accomplished through refinement carried out completely in stainless steel.” – 92 points, Vinous Media