is a variety of white grape grown in the Marche region of
Italy and gives its name to the varietal white wine made
from it. The name is a derivative of the word "verde" which
means green due to its slight green/yellow hue.
high quality white wines are produced around the area of
Castelli di Jesi and Matelica, and are noted for their high
acidity and a characteristic nutty flavour. Depending on
vinification techniques and on the vintage, the verdicchio
ranges from fresh, everyday wines, to wines rich in bouquet
and structure, sometimes even capable of aging for ten years
grapes are also used to make sparkling wine and straw wine.