Definition of Verdicchio in English:

Verdicchio

noun

  • 1A variety of white wine grape grown in the Marche region of Italy.

    • ‘Like many central Italian white wines, Verdicchio was once fermented on its skins.’
    1. 1.1A dry white wine made from the Verdicchio grape.
      • ‘Now Verdicchio is more often produced on its own rather than diluted with lesser grapes, which was the practice in the past.’
      • ‘For me the star of the evening was the 2001 Mirum, Verdicchio and so Mary ordered a case - good move!’
      • ‘The four Verdicchios are all very individual interpretations of this high quality grape variety.’
      • ‘The best Verdicchios are produced around the area of Castelli di Jesi and are noted for acidity and a nutty flavor.’
      • ‘Umani Ronchi produces two Verdicchios from single vineyards: ‘Casal di Serra’ and ‘Villa Bianchi’, and the Riserva ‘Plenio’.’
      • ‘Most Verdicchios do not offer this level of fruit intensity especially at this price.’
      • ‘A waitress finally took our order and then we waited an age for a bottle of Verdicchio Classico at €15.’
      • ‘Moncaro's eminently drinkable Verdicchios have recently hit the shelves at Victoria Wine and Waitrose.’
      • ‘While these wines are usually still, some Verdicchios are sparkling.’
      • ‘A recent visit from a friend who had been on a half-hearted house hunting trip to Le Marche gave me an excuse to try a few Verdicchios.’
      • ‘Here you should try a zesty Verdicchio, Castelli di Jesi, Classico Superiore Garofoli 1999 (€18, Mitchell and Son).’
      • ‘We ordered a bottle of very tired Verdicchio, but the waitress handled our complaint with supreme professionalism and whipped the bottle away.’

Origin

Italian, literally little green thing; compare with Verdelho.

Pronunciation:

Verdicchio

/vərˈdēkēˌō/