Only keep wines you love
with our Society's Promise
Free delivery on
12 bottles or orders over £75
Now accepting new memberships
Sign up for a lifetime of good wine
One of Italy's best buys, this well-made single-vineyard verdicchio makes a great full dry white with fresh crisp flavour, so it works well with or without food.This Society wine comes from a single vineyard, Coste del Molino, on the hills around the town of Jesi, west of Ancona on Italy’s Adriatic coast.
Product Code: IT28781
View all products by La Vite Monte Schiavo
The Monte Schiavo cantina sits on a large hill just outside the town of Jesi on Italy’s Adriatic coast. It is owned by the Pieralisi Group, which is a world leader in producing machinery for olive-oil production along with many other interests – it owns Ancona airport and a large hotel and supports the national basketball team! The family has been cultivating vines since the 1960s (it now has over 100ha under vine), but it only bought La Vite Monte Schiavo outright in 1994 – prior to that, it had been a co-operative, of which the family owned the largest part. This year marked a big change for the company, as the Pieralisi family worked tirelessly to improve quality and invest in state-of-the-art equipment in the winery. Monte Schiavo has an enviable reputation, in particular for verdicchio, the most famous DOC of the Marche region, and one of the most distinctive and characterful of Italian whites. Monte Schiavo produces verdicchio in all forms, including the remarkable, ageworthy La Giuncare, as well as a spumante sparkling wine, and a sweet passito wine. The winemaker is now Simone Schiaffino and they have had viticultural advice since 2015 from the experienced Carlo Ferrini, who advises Brolio and Fonterutoli in Chianti Classico too. For the last three years Monteschiavo has been preparing for organic cultivation and will be certified from the 2019 vintage. It is an impeccable source of The Society’s Verdicchio, which comes from the fruit of a single vineyard, Coste del Molino. As with all verdicchio, the name of the wine is also the name of the grape variety from which it is made, a derivative of the word ‘verde’ (green) which aptly describes the glints visible in the glass. Grapes are hand picked before undergoing temperature-controlled fermentation to retain their natural aromas and flavours.In a break with tradition, The Society’s bottling comes not in the curvaceous amphora which helped verdicchio makes its mark in trattorie throughout Britain, but in a simple, lower-key Burgundy bottle.
The large Central Italy region embraces Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Molise and Lazio. Geographically Central Italy is split by the imposing Apennine mountain range that runs the length of the centre of Italy like a slightly curved spine dividing, for example, Tuscany and Umbria from Emilia-Romagna and Le Marche. While there is the usual diversity of grape varieties when you drill down in to the vineyards of these regions, one grape variety dominates – sangiovese, whether it stands alone or is blended. At the heart of Tuscany is Chianti, spreading from north of Florence to south of Siena. Rolling green forested hills of captivating beauty characterise much of the Chianti area with vineyards sometimes planted at over 500 metres. The wines are dominated by the sangiovese grape supported by canaiolo, colorino, mammolo and ciliegiolo of the traditional varieties of the region but with the additional weight and structure of cabernet sauvignon, syrah and merlot which are now permitted.Other great wines from Tuscany are Brunello di Montalcino (‘brunello’ being a very localised clone of sangiovese, and the only permitted grape), Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (from the town of Montepulciano and nothing to do with the montepulciano grape; Vino Nobile is again made from sangiovese) and the so-called Supertuscan blends of several grape varieties, some of which are not permitted under DOC rules in areas such as Brunello. The most famous of these Supertuscans are Sassicaia and Ornellaia, both of which are essentially Bordeaux -style blends from Bolgheri close to the Tuscan coast in the west. The region, partly with the impetus of these regulation bucking blends, has been a driving force in improving quality in the region and consequently across Italy. Umbria to the south of Tuscany has developed an impressive reputation for its wines, such as the aromatic, tannic but delicious sagrantino from vineyards around Montefalco. Here too sangiovese is widely grown, making impressive Torgiano and blends together with varieties like merlot and cabernet. Higher ground in the north is cooler than the southern zone. Orvieto lies almost between the two in the west of Umbria. The wines of Orvieto are beginning to find their feet once more after decades of underperformance now that many growers are focussing on the grechetto grape that had once been ubiquitous but which had been pushed aside by the higher cropping but far less interesting procanico (aka trebbiano Toscano). Lazio is the region around Rome which is struggling to creep out from the shadow of the dull wines that historically fed the thirst of a ready market in the Eternal City. Basically, there was too little incentive to change. Now there are a number of producers working hard to make Frascati of real character by improving their clones and their methods and by lowering yields.Across the Apennines from Umbria is Le Marche with its mountainous national parks and sunny Adriatic coast. The best white wines are the two verdicchios, dei Castelli di Jesi and di Matelica, with the latter making the more characterful examples from its higher altitudes. Pecorino grapes from zones to the south produce fruity, interesting white wines with real potential to rival the best verdicchio. Reds are improving all the time, including Rosso Piceno (sangiovese with montepulciano) and Rosso Conero (montepulciano). North of Le Marche is the region around foodie Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. Home to Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and balsamic vinegar, the region has not developed a similarly impressive canon of wines to rival its reputation for fine foods. Much is unimpressive but the best sangiovese di Romagna from south-east of Bologna can be excellent, and as with elsewhere in Italy there are a growing number of growers and winemakers intent on improvement. The wine best known to British consumers is Lambrusco. Sadly the association many will have is with sweetened characterless froth from the 1970s and 1980s but the Lambrusco drunk by the Bolognese is very different and we are starting to see its appetising acidity and bracing bite, designed to accompany the salty hams, tangy cheeses and rich meat sauces of its home region, reach the UK. As with Le Marche the vineyards of Abruzzo are squeezed between the great mass of the Apennines and the Adriatic, and the mountains have influenced the character of the Abruzzese and their food. To match their hearty dishes they drink montepulciano d’Abruzzo, invariably gutsy and full of lively red fruits and a Society wine of many years standing. Rosés such as Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo are also becoming increasingly well known for their value and constantly improving quality when growers lower yields and winemakers take them seriously. Further south is the little known Molise region where montepulciano, aglianico and trebbiano grapes make characterful, rustic reds and whites. The Biferno DOC was created in the 1980s and there are producers here who are making some very promising examples.
"A really good bone dry Verdicchio. Drink on its own, with pasta or simple grilled fish...... Great with all and once again represents good value for money. "
I would recommend this wine
"I agree with the other reviews. Nice hay notes from some lee ageing but overall fairly forgettable. The Society's own range tends to deliver better than this, despite the relatively low price point. TWS has some excellent white wines around the same price (Chile's Undurraga range for example) that offer better value and much more flavour."
"I agree that it is not memorable.. I find it lacking in balance"
"Amiable to drink on a hot evening but not memorable. Quite dry. Drink if you want to remember an Italian vacation."
"A really good bone dry Verdicchio. Drink on its own, with pasta or simple grilled fish...... Great with all and once again represents good value for money. "
I would recommend this wine
Scottish Field 16th Sep 2020
"Savoury lemon rind
and brighter lemon aromas lead into concentrated grapefruit, apricot and lemon
rind on the palate, with well-integrated mouth-watering acidity. A great option
with fish or salad, The Wine Society was serving this to accompany sage butter
and pea pasta during one of its online “cook along” sessions over the summer. - Peter Ranscombe"
Sunday Express 30th Aug 2020
"[An] organic wine,
this one's made by Monte Schiavo and is primary and fruity with flavours of
pear drops, herbs, white peach and a touch of lemon peel. It's fine and
expressive with a hint of nuttiness that captures the youthful side of the
grape. A joyful beverage. - Jamie Goode"
JancisRobinson.com 12th Aug 2020
Citrus, pear and pear-drop aromas. On the palate,
that slightly sour, almondy pear-drop character but also a good balance
between freshness and unexpected presence in the mouth. Fuller bodied than I
expected, perhaps that's the little bit of residual sugar, and impressive
length for such a young, unoaked white, with a touch of almond-kernel
bitterness on the finish which positively increases the fresh aftertaste.
Manchester Evening News 31st Jul 2020
"The wine will be part
of a taste-along session hosted by The Wine Society's Master of Wine Sarah
Knowles, to be held on The Society's YouTube channel on Monday [3rd August].
She has suggested sage butter and pea pasta which sounds pretty good to me,
although we often pair it with carbonara, pasta with peas and ham and many
It's a superb wine for the money with a distinctive almond note on the nose and
green apple freshness on the palate. Like Soave, Verdicchio may be associated
with insipid wines in an Italian restaurant, but this is the real deal. - Andy Cronshaw"
decanter.com 30th Jul 2020
"This wine feels quite
young still, and the cool-ferment notes of pear drops are still prevalent, but
it should open up to fuller citrus fruit flavours with more bottle age. Made by
the family-owned Monte Schiavo, grapes come from the now-certified organic
Coste del Molino vineyard, left unoaked to retain fruit purity and freshness.
The racy acidity and clean, bone-dry palate makes it an ideal aperitif. 88/100 Tina Gellie"
Lynn News 28th Jul 2020
"… a superb Italian
white from The Wine Society ...This hails from the Marche region of central
Italy and brilliantly pulls off that trick that only the Italians seem to be
able to do: make a wine that is crisp and refreshing yet weighty and
satisfying. At the start this is fresh as a deep-frozen daisy - all nothing to
worry about, melons and citrus - but then it morphs into something weighty with
minerals, bitter herbs and dried pears coming through. It's quite a trick and
makes for a wine that's great as an aperitif but can stand up to seriously
well-flavoured food. - Giles Luckett"
Sussex Express 18th May 2020
"Verdicchio is one of
Italy’s finest native white grapes. With bright acidity and mouth-watering
citrus and mineral notes, this crisp fresh wine is perfect paired with seafood,
salads or pasta dishes. - Richard Esling"
"Very impressed. A lovely dry white clean on the palate and very drinkable. This is a wine I could buy by the case without hesitation. "
Mr Anthony Johnson (29-Jun-2020)
"Fruity, floral and refreshing. A good mid-week white
3 stars - "A good wine that left you feeling quite pleased with the value, and which you'd be happy to vouch for."
Mr Frederick Matthews (01-Mar-2020)
Mr Richard Simon (23-Jan-2020)
"The society's Verdicchio has been one of my regular purchases for many years, but my feeling is that the 2018 vintage is not quite upto the standard of earlier vintages (I can remember 2015 and 16 but not 17). The 2018 - to me - doesn't seem to be quite as harmonious in that the balance between the fruit / acidity and body doesn't seem quite right. Hard to put my finger on - but I'm holding off buying another case at the moment, at least until I've tried another bottle (I have 2 left of the 2018). "
Mr T Penn (20-Jan-2020)
"I am very surprised some members only consider this a 3 star wine as it is in my humble opinion worth more than that! Verdicchio can be petty borign and I would never say that about this wine. I have drunk it both on its own and with food and found it equally acceptable. It may be a tad too dry for some tastes so don't select it unless you do like dry wines. I commend the Society on finding this excellent source of affordable yet very good example of one of Italy's best known,( but not always best quality,) wines"
Mr Charles Crawfurd (12-Jan-2020)
"Excellent value. A classic at a very reasonable price. The perfect aperitif!"
Mr Shivaji De (13-Oct-2019)
"A longstanding personal favourite. Serve cold and enjoy."
Mr Donald S Fullarton (13-May-2019)
"Echo similar comments made. Fairly decent but possibly too acidic to have on its own. The grapefruit taste was really refreshing after a long day. "
Mr Toby Brown (25-Apr-2019)
" Quite a full bodied wine but somewhat more "grapefruit" than I was expecting. The wine was also surprisingly rather frizzante which added to the acidity. As a result, I don't think I could drink it without food and I'm afraid that I will not be re ordering. Had it been at a higher price point I would have given it 2 stars."
Dr Paul Stockbridge (20-Apr-2019)
"Citrus and peach aromas, with crisp peach and citrus flavours. A well made wine."
Mr Peter Clayton (13-Apr-2019)
The Mail on Sunday (9th Jun 2019)
"Another big win from The Wine Society - join and
order at once. - Olly Smith"
"Crisp, perfectly drinkable - good without being great"
Mr Philip Stirups (18-Feb-2019)
"A regular purchase for us and is an utterly reliable and excellent value-for-money white. Good enough when friends come round and even at a dinner party, but also for 'any day' easy drinking. Served chilled, it is fruity and dry and very moreish and friends have always say what an enjoyable white this is. "
Mr Nick Hutton (31-Dec-2018)
"Great value all round. Quite a straightforward wine but enough apricot fruit on the nose and palate to make it interesting,"
Mr Andrew Milton (10-Nov-2018)
Mr Piers Beckley (03-Oct-2018)
"This is our regular house wine and at £7.50, good value for this quality. Nicely chilled it is v easy drinking "
Dr L J Millar (19-Aug-2018)
"A crisp dry white with a sharp, but pleasant apple taste. As it lingers on the palate a smooth buttery finish predominates. A thoroughly enjoyable wine with or without food."
Mr Peter Laggan (28-Sep-2018)
"Very pale lemon, green hints. Light, floral, green Apple. Lemon, melon on the nose. Youthful. Dry, med+ acidity, med alcohol, med- body, medium finish. Good quality, what you’d expect."
Mr Andrew B De Csillery (18-Aug-2018)
"Bought a case of it on special offer.
A decent enough wine, but not as good as the 2015. More acidic and less body, rather thin. Drinkable but not remarkable. "
Mr Mark Colman (23-Jul-2018)
"Clean and crisp with some added complexity. Melon, peach and pear with some spritz. Very drinkable. "
Mr Tom Rodger (03-Jun-2018)
"The society's Verdichio has been one of my regular purchases over many a year. The 2015 was excellent and if my memory serves me well the 2016 is as well. A good white wine when you want something dry but with just a little more body in it. "
Mr T Penn (24-May-2018)
"Good value, flavourful"
Dr George Farmer (19-Apr-2018)
"Nice enough but sadly not a patch on the 2015 which was excellent."
Mr Bob White (02-Apr-2018)
"Really liked this! Dry and a bit complex."
Ms Marianna Vogt (02-Nov-2017)
"A very surprising wine, in the positive sense. Slightly petillant, not dissimilar to Portugese whites, but then you get an almost buttery roundness whilst still retaining a dry, fruity edge. Excellent value for the money."
Mr Terry Deamer (12-Oct-2017)
Mr Kristian Cassar (01-Oct-2017)
"A little light and lemony for my taste but I can see why a lot of people will love this. Certainly excellent value. Needs to be drunk with food I think, probably best with seafood.
Mr Ray Mount (10-Aug-2017)
"I have always liked Verdicchio and was fortunate enough when in Jesi to visit the excellent "enoteca" there to try the huge range of styles on offer, sadly it only showed that what is available in the UK is just the tip of the iceberg.
Most Verdicchios fall into the just another Italian white category and that is a shame, and frankly the choice is very limited.
This one I found to be overly sharp and lemony, not characteristic of the wine generally and tasting of unripe fruit, disappointed there are better out there."
Mr John Wigglesworth (19-Jul-2017)
"Excellent value, easy-drinking, uncomplicated white. Would accompany a wide range of foods but also pleasant to drink on its own. Could become my new 'house white'"
Mr Bob White (13-Jun-2017)
"Full, round and mineral. A diner's delight. Dry with bitter almond rolling off stern yet lightly honeyed fruit. Grilled hake . Worth more."
Mr Alan Kingsbury (12-May-2017)
"A white to order very month. Very pale with translucent edges. Pear drops and peaches with cream. A little apricot. Salty and yet sweet with just enough tanginess. A long dry finish. Lovely."
Mr Peter Nelson (29-Mar-2017)
"For the price you can't go wrong. Easy to drink."
Mr Gordon Allan (10-Mar-2017)
"Not brilliant as an aperitif but god with food."
Mr Giles Manners (22-Feb-2017)
"Hugely quaffable: a delightful and refreshing wine at a good price. It's become our house white, and makes a great aperitif. Strongly recommended.
Mr David Tomlinson (27-Jan-2017)
"Lovely stuff. I'm a big fan of Italian wines and this is a good example of why!"
Mr Michael Ahlquist (01-Dec-2016)
"who can fault this wine at the price? a true 'with or without' food champion of the Italian whites! Citrus (lemon) on the nose, even a little tropical which makes it a pleasure to go onto taste. dry, well rounded, full and fruity. Well done WS for finding us this wine :-)"
Mr Glen Hayden (03-Nov-2016)
"After being a member of the society for almost 12 months now and having tried maybe 30 whites from £5 to £12 I can honestly say that this is the best white yet.
Will be ordering every month from now on."
Mr Jason Mossman (12-Oct-2016)
Mr Robert Hudson (12-Aug-2016)
"(Reviewing the 2014; comments apply to the 2013 too.)
If you were to join The Wine Society only to buy case of this Verdicchio on an annual basis you would still have the best value wine deal around. Drink year round, but particularly from Spring through early Autumn, with lemon & thyme roast chicken, salad, and flatbread, and you will achieve near nirvana. Fresh, fragrant, vibrant, and with a light spritz; your friends who don't like wine will like it, your friends who like wine will love it, and your friends who vaunt the Côte d'Or will be dumbstruck. Just don't tell anyone it costs £6.75 a bottle!"
Dr Matthew Badger (04-Aug-2016)
The Mail on Sunday (19th Feb 2017)
with breezy freshness, an ideal aperitif or to sip alongside shellfish. - Olly Smith"
joannasimon.com (27th Jul 2016)
lemony and herby with almondy depth and roundness. Bargain.
- Joanna Simon
"Great value for money, very dry, goes well with lots of foods."
Mr Harry Gladstone (15-Feb-2016)
"We have been on several holidays to Le Marche and this wine is an excellent reminder of those trips. Really enjoyable and easy to drink, a staple in our house."
Mr Andrew Burgess (13-Dec-2015)
"A lovely lively Verdicchio with a touch of citrus on the nose and palate, but with a fuller more rounded body than you could possibly expect at this price. Fantastic value."
Mr James Brown (03-Aug-2015)
"This is a lovely, bone dry but still fruity white wine that is dripping with Italian charm. Must buy more!"
Reverend Nicholas McKee (15-May-2015)
"Excellent flavourful wine, lasts 3 days out of the fridge!, super vfm."
Mr David McDowell (11-Jul-2015)
"Fore palette is light and then comes a nice solid finish, very easy drinking and tasty. You could serve this to people who don't usually drink wine and they would find it accessible yet it's good enough to be appreciated by wine drinkers. Ideal as an aperitif at a function perhaps."
Mr Anthony O'Halloran (15-Jun-2015)
"I was totally unfamiliar with this wine but recently purchased a couple of bottles out of curiosity. It is a superb easy drinking wine that is ideal as a aperitif and an excellent partner for fish, chicken and spicy dishes. It is now on my list of must stock wines.
Mr Peter R Cook (21-Feb-2015)
"Great quaffable white at a very modest price. Will be definitely adding to the wish list as a prompt for next time."
Mr Robert Freeman (07-Dec-2014)
"Wonderful bottle for the price. Bone dry white. Good one to have in the cabinet."
Mr Craig Johnson (15-Mar-2014)
"Really delicious. Dry yet flavoursome and rounded. A real bargain. And I found it tastes just as good the next day. My favourite of the Society's 'normal' range so far."
Mr Andrew Mason (06-Sep-2013)
"9th August. Most of the wines I drink carry over to the next day and nearly all of them seem to improve. However this wine is just a shadow of the pleasant wine I drank yesterday and was no better than the cheap supermarket Muscadet that followed. Today is just a ‘bad wine day’. 10th August.
Funnily enough the supermarket wine has blossomed into an acceptable Muscadet. I find it very confusing trying to become knowledgeable on wine.
Mr Bill George (10-Aug-2013)
"I used to drink Verdicchio back in the ‘70s when it came in a fancy bottle and I enjoyed it then but over the years I guess I have become a bit snobbish and expect every wine to be a challenge and I have to ‘sniff and gargle’ everything I drink. It was a pleasure to return after so many years to this wine that can be enjoyed for what it is – a dry, smooth, flavourful, uncomplicated wine. A perfect aperitif and summer wine"
Mr Bill George (08-Aug-2013)
"Very good and reliable dry white wine. Incredible value a great favourite."
Dr John Baston (25-Sep-2012)
"This is a really nice white. Very crisp and fresh tasting. Highly recommended.
Mr Simon Raybould (14-May-2012)
"A really nice dry quoffable white. This may become my staple white especially in summer months."
Mr Richard Morton (07-Apr-2012)
"Very nice melony nose, expressive, sweet and musky. Lots of melon and lime peel on the attack, smooth mouthfeel. Nice acidity before dying slightly at the end. Finish a bit watery. Still good for the price though."
Mr William Davies (09-Aug-2011)
"Having enjoyed this speculative purchase all winter, I can't wait for the warm weather when I can chuck it into an ice bucket and drink it in the garden with a pal or two - lovely and well worth a try."
Mrs Susan Bell-Proctor (04-Apr-2011)
"A very enjoyable wine and, frankly, something of a surprise. Verdicchio to my mind was one of those old fashioned wines that I hadn't drunk for years. This one is modern, characterful, with great depth. I sip it as I type... !"
Dr John G D Carpenter (15-Oct-2010)
"I am budgeting between £5 and £7 per bottle and the Society's Verdicchio would be my top choice for a dry old world white. Such a flavoursome grape! The old world red that I enjoy most would be the Society's Rioja at the same price. Both wines demonstrate superb quality IMHO."
Mr Chris Barclay (15-Aug-2010)
"The taste of summer which can be sipped throughout the year: this is the wonderful example of Verdicchio by The Wine Society's own label. It tastes exactly as it described on the bottle label - unoaked, full of fruit, dry, appetising. It is beautifully crisp, encouraging you to the next sip, or glass, which will continue to appetise. It is a versatile wine which matches fish, with or without a sauce; chicken similarly; oriental food, and if you prefer a white wine with your pizza instead of a red one, then this wine copes with stronger flavours due to its' balance of abundant fruitiness and dryness. A versatile and finely crafted wine I always keep in stock, being of excellent value."
Mr J Leighton Davies (23-Nov-2009)
"Neither my wife nor I are expert tasters of wine. All we can say about Verdicchio is that we really like it and find it essentially Italian and interestingly different from the Society's French Dry and Vin Pay de Gascoyne which are our other two staple affordable whites we drink before or during supper several nights a week. I am sure you will have much more discerning comments coming in from other members. I am sorry we cannot be of more help. We much appreciate the service you provide."
Mr A Peter Cox (21-Nov-2009)
"A classy wine which goes well with food, but is also very drinkable on its own. Quite dry, with lots of subtle flavours."
Mr Philip C Gallaway (18-Nov-2009)
"A consistently good quality, value for money wine. Drinks well both as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to food. Very much a wine for all seasons."
Michael A Sweet Esq (17-Nov-2009)
"Light and fresh, yet tasty. I do recommend this wine."
Dr Gabrielle Stanley (16-Nov-2009)
"As an aperitif this wine is too sharp, but when it accompanies food it changes greatly. Food seems to bring out its herby, slightly lemony and scented qualities. It just about passed muster, but I am not sure if I would order it again.
Mrs Imogen Coldstream (14-Nov-2009)
"I love this wine, bone dry and classic Italian. If you like any slight sweetness avoid as it will not be for you. I have never found any background bitterness as you sometimes can with this, from other makers. I think Italian wines are currently very good value for money."
Mr John R Howson (13-Nov-2009)
"Not for me. Bought a case, tried two bottles but returned the rest."
Mr Robert Johnson (13-Nov-2009)
"Great value. Possibly the best everyday white wine value anywhere."
Mr William D Barr (13-Nov-2009)
"The Society’s Verdicchio is a refreshing, clean tasting white. Dry but not too light, this wine is excellent all year round as an aperitif and has sufficient fruit to accompany light meals and salads, some fish (especially if served hot with a light sauce) and is perfect for a summer party. We like never to be without a few bottles of this favourite budget priced white in our cellar."
Mr Peter H Blockley (12-Nov-2009)
"A good standby as an aperitif or with fish dishes. It is especially good with Smoked Haddock Florentine, adding its own nutty, slightly salty flavour to those of the fish, spinach and poached egg. The wine does not ask too much of the nose and palate, but, at the price, it represents good value and provides a pleasant drinking experience. I must enjoy it because I seem to have been buying it since the days when the Society used to sell it in the distinctively shaped bottles known to Italians as 'La Lollobrigida'."
Mr Michael J Wells (12-Nov-2009)
"I regret to say that I must have had a duff case of the Society's Verdicchio. 8 out of the 12 bottles were undrinkable. The Society very kindly refunded the cost of 1 bottle but I did not get round to complaining about the others. The wine tasted very heavily of sulphite or some similar chemical. This has rather put me off this wine and it will be some while before I try it again."
Mr William G Madewell (12-Nov-2009)
"This is a well-priced wine for regular quaffing as an aperitif, on those rare days when there is sunshine in the Autumn, or when we want a 'lift' from more serious wines. Not that this isn't serious - it is an alternative, lighter choice. Excellent with sea bass and most other white fish but also perfect on its own."
Mr Terence D Farebrother (12-Nov-2009)
"This is a thoroughly dry but flavoursome wine from Italy's Marque area. (Jesi). It is eminently suitable as an aperitif but has sufficient body and flavour to complement a wide range of not too heavy food. At circa £83 per dozen, it represents very good value for money. It has gained only praise at my dinner table."
William W Brodie Esq (11-Nov-2009)
"A clean, dry, refreshing wine with a pleasant lingering flavour. Always consistent, always excellent value for money."
Dr Gordon Lewis (11-Nov-2009)
"This is a very good example of an excellent value for money dry white."
Mr Derek C Andrews (11-Nov-2009)
Chichester Observer (7th Mar 2013)
"A product of one of Italy's top dry white wine grapes, and displays lots of distinctive character and dry fruitiness which shines through, because the wine is unoaked. A nice aperitif, or to accompany roast chicken, or Chinese dishes. It comes from a single vineyard, in Costa del Molino, near the Adriatic coast. - Peter Homer"
The Wine Gang (Mar 2013)
"Archetypal Adriatic dry white made from a single vineyard of Verdicchio at the Monte Schiavo winery. Dry, unoaked, rounded and effortlessly fresh, with delicate pear, banana and herb flavours and a twist of grapefruit on finish. No need to worry that the traditional amphora-shaped bottle looks slightly naff – this is in a Burgundy bottle. Goes with: Fish & Seafood, Salads & Vegetable dishes, Aperitif wine."
simonwoods.com (11th Feb 2013)
"Combines rounded creamy/nutty flavours, with leaner citrussy acidity, and adds in a fresh soft apple character too."
Log in to view notes
Sign up for a carefully-curated selection of recipes, guides, in-depth expertise and much more.
By using The Wine Society website, you agree to cookies being used in accordance with the policy outlined below. If you do not agree to this, you must alter your browser settings to turn off cookies or block those types which are unacceptable to you or cease using the website.
You may alter your browser settings to turn off cookies or block those types which are unacceptable to you, but this will cause difficulties when accessing and using some areas of the site. Instructions on how to do this can also be found below.
4.4.1. What are 'Cookies'?
4.4.2. How do Cookies help The Wine Society?
Cookies allow our website to function effectively. Cookies also help us to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. We can learn what information is important to our visitors, and what isn't.
The Wine Society does not accept advertising from third parties and therefore, as a rule, does not serve third-party cookies. Exceptions to this include performance/analytical cookies (see below), used anonymously to improve the way our website works, the provision of personalised recommendations, and occasions when we may team up with suppliers to offer special discounts on goods or services.
The Society uses technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site.
4.4.4. What type of cookies does The Wine Society use?
We use the following three types of cookies:
220.127.116.11. Strictly Necessary CookiesThese cookies are required for the operation of our website, enabling you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services like shopping baskets or e-billing cannot be provided. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:
18.104.22.168. Functionality & Targeting/Tracking CookiesThese cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website and to provide enhanced features. This allows us to personalise our content for you. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:
22.214.171.124. Performance/analytical cookiesThese cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information which identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:
126.96.36.199. Authentication CookieIn order for us to ensure that your data remains secure it is necessary for us to verify that your session is authentic (i.e. it has not been compromised by a malicious user). We do this by storing an otherwise meaningless unique ID in a cookie for the duration of your visit. No personal information can be gained from this cookie.
4.4.5. How do you turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to modify your cookie settings so that all cookies, or those types which are not acceptable to you, are blocked. However, please note that this may affect the successful functioning of the site, particularly if you block all cookies, including essential cookies. For example, In Internet Explorer, go to the Tools Menu, then go to Internet Options, then go to Privacy. Here you can change the rules your browser uses to accept cookies. You can find out more in the public sources mentioned below.
4.4.6. Learn more about cookies