A lush white from down in Puglia with floral and citrus fruit notes and a definite hint of pineapple on the mid palate. The finish is gentle with a low acidity as you might expect so far south.
It would be easy to imagine Verdeco is the local name for Verdicchio, but it isn’t. It’s quite a rare grape unique to southern Italy.
Although some web sites suggest drinking it with buttery pastries (eh?) we think they are mistaken (That’s what happens when you don’t actually taste it yourself). The producer suggests it accompanies grilled fish and seafood dishes. We think it’s probably not got the cut of acidity needed for oily fish but it’s certainly a summer picnic in a glass.
So, why the fish and why the name? Well, although anchovy is acciuga in Italian it is also called La Alice (pronounced La, al each ay). So there you go. You can impress your friends when you have anchovies on toast – although that would probably be Alici su pane tostato
Oh, and it’s sustainable too – the winery that is, not the fish.