Verdicchio [ver-dee-kee-yo] is an Italian white wine grape variety that is primarily cultivated in the regions of central Italy. Believed to have originated in the ancient times, it first appeared in historical records dating back to the 14th century. The name “Verdicchio” is derived from the Italian word “verde,” meaning green, possibly referencing the grape’s vibrant greenish-yellow color when ripe.
Verdicchio wine is characterized by its crisp acidity, citrusy profile, and subtle almond undertones. It often exhibits flavors of green apple, lemon zest, and a distinctive herbal quality, making it a refreshing and versatile white wine.
Verdiccio wine will be an ideal match to proscuitto, savory tarts, almonds, quiche and savory soufflés.