2021 Bisci Verdicchio Di Matelica

Bisci was founded by brothers Guiseppe and Pierino Bisci when they bought 25 hectares of land in 1972. Of those 25 hectares 18 are planted to Verdicchio. Today Mauro and Tito, sons of Giuseppe have take the reins of the winery which is located in located in DOC of Matelica. 

So let’s talk a little bit about this region of Italy first and then we can get into some more details about the wine. 

Le Marche Italy

The Marche or Le Marche region like I said is on the eastern coast of central Italy, basically directly across the Adriatic sea from Croatia. This is a region bordered by the Adriatic sea to the east and the Apennine Mountains to the west. If you’re not familiar with this region, Emilia Romagna and Abruzzo border it in the north and south respectively and Umbria is just on the other side of the Apennine Mountains. 

Winemaking here spans thousands of years and has been influenced by the Etruscans, Romans and Lombards. It is best known as a white wine region, although it is home to some red wines as well. 

But by far the most famous wine from this region is Verdicchio. And the wine we are drinking today is 100% Verdicchio, specifically Verdicchio di Matelica. 


Verdicchio is a white grape that produces green-hued, refreshingly crisp white wines that are characterized by lively acidity and subtle herbaceous undertones. It is actually thought that this grape might have originated in the Veneto under the name Trebbiano di Soave. Historians think that the Venetians migrated to the Marche during the plague and brought the grape with them and found that it thrived in the coastal town and has been its home for over 600 years. In fact, recent genetic testing has confirmed that Trebbiano di Soave and Verdicchio are the same grape, making it one of the most widely planted grape varieties in Italy. 

2021 Bisci Verdicchio Di Matelica

The wine we have today is a 2021 Verdicchio Di Matelica from Bisci Winery. It is bright, crisp aromatic white wine. The perfect palate cleanser for appetizers or at the start of the meal. A fun and very floral wine with notes of citrus fruit and ripe pear. There is a lot of acidity in this wine but it’s also very well balanced and we’re kicking off the calendar with it because it is one of our favorites!