Amoterra is a project founded by four friends, all Italian natives and seasoned wine professionals, with a collective experience of over 100 years in tasting and selling wines. The brand name, which translates to ‘love the land,’ reflects their ethos and commitment to promoting sustainable and organic wine production from Central Italy and beyond. With Amoterra, their mission is to showcase the best regional Italian wines that are being produced sustainably, which show typicity as well as value. Through their expertise and deep connections in the wine industry, the founders of Amoterra have done just that, sourced and selected an expanding range of high-quality, organic Italian wines, which offer amazing value for money.
Verdicchio di Matelica is the lesser known of the two verdicchio-specialist DOCs of Italy’s Le Marche region. Unlike its neighbour Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, which is located close to the Adriatic Sea, the vineyards of Matelica are landlocked. It is also unique as its valley runs from east to west, rather than from north to south as it does in the rest of the Marches.
Amoterra’s Verdicchio di Matelica is savoury, herbal and mineral, offering impressive complexity for this price point.
Manual harvest of the Organic Certified Verdicchio di Matelica grapes, a Matelicese clone of Verdicchio with a tight cluster. Fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 14-16°C using selected yeasts for around 20 days. 5 months of maturation in tank post fermentation before bottling and release.
The Amoterra, Verdicchio di Matelica is immediately captivating with a beautiful nose of compact orchard fruits, white flowers, and crushed stones. The palate is round and well-structured, with lots of white peach wrapped around dried herbs and a savoury, steely backbone. Vibrant acidity carries through to the finish which lingers on this deep and complex wine.