Bisci | Organic winery in the Matelica region of the Marche, Italy. It was founded 1972 by Pierino Bisci and his younger brother Giuseppe, whose original business was furniture. They started by selling grapes to what is now the Bellisario co-op (previously the ‘Matelica co-op’). In 1982 they bottled their first wine. In the 1990s they started to get more organised in terms of farming and sales. In 2016 Mauro Bisci, who is one of Giuseppe’s two sons, was the main contact person at the estate (the other son is Tito).
Staff | PR: Andrea Ferretti (+39 333 2082 989). Met at Collisioni Marche Sept 2017.
Vineyards | 2017 25 hectares (61.8 acres) of vines of which 7 hectares (17.3 acres) had recently been replanted. Mainly Verdicchio. Also Sangiovese and Merlot. Altitudes betwee 320-370 metres (1,049-1,213 feet).
Certification | 2016 First vintage with full organic certification.
Winery | Built in 1980.
Verdicchio di Matelica DOC, (Vigneto) Fogliano | Site-specific wine. 1970s vines. South-facing. 4 hectares (9.9 acres). Planted 1983. Calcareous clay. 7,500 kg/ha. | 2000 14.5% alcohol. Straw, grass, oxidation at the 2003 tasting at the Enoteca Matelica. | 2006 14%. A classic, mealy & herby with an annoying bit of milkiness, fade; or evolution or leafiness. 2nd bottle: whiff of sulfur: rich, honeyed, barley sugar, again a bit of fade but not decrepit; going through a phase (Jesi, 2016 in 2016 on 04th September 2016 at the Palazzo Honorati-Carotti in Jesi. | 2013 13.5%. Lovely acid, breadth, very good. Light green apple, really zippy and good length and clarity too (Jesi, On Saturday 03rd September 2016 at the Palazzo Honorati-Carotti. | 2015 Lovely citrus zip, tangy fruit in Fabriano, Marche 3rd Sept 2017 during Collisioni on the Road. | 2015 Appley, Riesling-like, biscuit, savoury, lovely roundness at end in 2016 on Saturday 03rd September 2016 at the Palazzo Honorati-Carotti in Jesi. | 2016 Lovely mouthwatering citrus, cream too in Fabriano 3rd Sept 2017 (Collisioni).
Verdicchio di Matelica DOC Riserva | 1998 13,500 bottles. Straw, some oxidation, nutty and slightly astringent at the 2003 tasting at the Enoteca Matelica.
Verdicchio di Matelica DOC Riserva, Senex | Released only in the best years. 2010 Exists.
Bisci, Via Fogliano, 120 / I-62024 Matelica (MC = Macerata), Italy
Tel+39 0737.787490 | www.bisciwines.it