And now, my favorite wine name ever: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. Le Gemme
are the shoots on the vine, but the word also means gems
, like the golden clusters on the vine. Another coup of Italian wine, this hand-harvested, small-production bottling (1600 cases) is both rich and light on the palate, fresh and yet fleshy, with golden apple, almond, lime, and yellow pear. A pleasure to drink and an astonishing value, it pairs well with sushi and ceviche, sage fettucine, or broccoli rabe pizza.
REGION: Marche, Italy