Lucio Canestrari & his wife founded Fattoria Coroncino in 1981 and have been pioneering quality Verdicchio ever since. Their three vineyards comprising 9.5 ha of their total 17.5ha all lie within 3km of the winery, producing 50,000 bottles per year from their own grapes. All wines are Classico Superiore, from the heart of the traditional zone and the lowest yields. They farm organically, grassing the vineyards since 1983, integrating insects and vine health since 1992 and no fertilizers since 1995. “We are proud to say that we are not part of any winecentric association; we don’t believe in any dogmas and we pride ourselves in our use of common sense, in harmony with nature”. They are one of the saviours of Verdicchio, rescuing this region’s wines from a downward spiral of overproduction and a lack of attention that saw its qualities squandered. The Marche DOC of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi is centred on the town of Jesi, Province of Ancona and takes its name from the ancient fortifications of medieval times. Brushed with cooling breezes up and down the river valleys, onshore to begin with and offshore later in the day, this is ideal white wine territory.
Fattoria Coroncino Cenobita 2019
An example of the way that Lucio and son Valerio can adapt their winemaking and range to the climatic conditions of a vintage, and the impact on some vines within the vineyards. Cenobita is from a selection of bunches from the Coroncino vineyard affected by botrytis. Fermented to dryness with wild yeasts in a mixture of terracotta, old wood and stainless steel, the ripe flavours of green apple are enhanced with notes of saffron, pineapple leaf and balsam.
250 cases made