A really rare grape from Marche, Maceratino Ribona is a must try. Small production and all the passion of the owners, Massimo and Maria Grazia, goes into this bottle.
The wine has a straw yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose there are hints of citrus, white flowers and honey. In the mouth it is well supported by acidity and mineral component, which give it flavour and persistence.
Aging Potential: 2/3 years
Aging: Stainless steel
Bottle size: 0.75
Grape: 90% Maceratino Ribona, 10% Chardonnay
Pairing: Aperitivo, fish, grilled white meats
Production: 4,000 bottles
Type of wine: White
Founded by Massimo and Maria Grazia, Podere Sabbioni is a gem in the hearth of Marche, inside the Fiastra Abbey Nature Reserve. 3 hectares of Maceratino Ribona, native and really rare grape and 1 hectares for their reds (Montepulciano and Sangiovese). The entire production is organic, no chemicals and they also joined the V.I.V.A. program (environmental sustainability indicators).Find out more
The Maceratino Ribona
Also known as Verdicchio Marino, it's probably part of the ancient Greek group of grapes (the “Greeks”), imported in Italy by the first settlers in Magna Graecia. Today less there are only 100 hectares left, so a really rare grape.
It is a crisp full-flavoured wine - pineapple, mango and white peach - with a good balance of acidity and minerality.