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 Il Coroncino 2018
From grapes grown on the clay soils of two vineyards – Il Coroncino surrounding the winery and the nearby Cerrete in San Paolo di Jesi.Concentrated and elegant this is based on selected grapes from vines cloned from the Spescia vineyard. This is quintessential Verdicchio and exemplifies what Lucio and family strive for with their Classico Superiore. Grapes that taste of the land with ripe melon, honey and herbs with wet river-stone and roast almonds on the finish.100% Stainless steel ferment and on lees aging.
1,660 cases made
“Pale golden-tinged yellow. Lovely, pure, refined aromas of guava, lime and white flowers, complicated by medicinal herbs and marzipan. Rich and rather viscous, this very suave, juicy, racy wine boasts white peach, lime cordial and almond paste flavors, outstanding intensity and subtle refinement. Impeccably balanced and wonderfully perfumed, offering a round, ripe, rich mouthful and captivating energy and lift on the very long aftertaste. Made in the super-ripe late-harvest style typical of owner Lucio Canestrari, but resolutely dry, this is an outstanding wine and an archetypal Verdicchio wine. Even better, it is one of the best Italian white wines I tasted in all of 2017.”
— Ian D’Agata 94 Points