(MORRO D’ALBA – ANCONA) The Vicari farm is located in Morro d’Alba, in the province of Ancona and produces typical wines of the Marche such as Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi and Rosso Piceno.
The History of Vicari’s Wines
Vicari is a historical family of Morro d’Alba, inextricably linked to the production of wine with historical evidence dating back to 1700. Furthermore, in ancient times the Vicars were a renowned family in Morro d’Alba, called by the inhabitants ‘Quelli del Pozzo Buono’ , since in their district there was a well, the Pozzo Buono, the source of drinking water closest to the town where the inhabitants used to get drinking water.
In memory of this, the well is the logo that distinguishes Vicari’s wine labels and also represents the area in which they own the largest vineyard plot, 20 of the company’s 30 hectares.
To date, Vicari is a family business led by the supervision of Nazzareno and his two sons Vico, who is in charge of the production and management of the cellar, and Valentina, who is in charge of the promotion and sale of wines.
The range of Vicari wines comes from 30 hectares of vineyards from which about 150,000 bottles per year are obtained.
Vicari’s wines are highly appreciated among the excellence of Marche wines, especially among consumers looking for wines with an artisanal, territorial and authentic character.
The Philosophy of Vicari’s Wines
Another essential aspect for the production of Vicari is the idea of creating sincere wines, which become narrators of Morro d’Alba in its specific characteristics of native vines, pedoclimatic characteristics and climate trends in the different vintages.
This is why they adopt modern enological technologies in the cellar, which are however embellished by a traditional and artisanal approach.
The quality of Vicari’s wines is testified by a rigorous agronomic work in the vineyard, where controlled thinning is adopted, low yields, and careful manual selection of the grapes, in order to bring only the best quality raw material to the cellar.
Wines of Vicari
Vicari’s wines are produced from traditional indigenous grape varieties of the Marche: Lacrima, the real backbone of the production, but also Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Verdicchio.
Lacrima is a semi-aromatic vine typical of the Marche region, very fascinating: the skin of the vine is thick and rich in polyphenols but also fragile, therefore, it can undergo small fractures that cause small droplets of juice (tears) to escape from this the origin of the name Lacrima.
The pride of Vicari’s wines is the ‘Lacrima del Pozzo Buono’ Lacrima di Morro d’Alba Superiore DOC, which expresses all the strength and character of the Lacrima grape; fruity, elegant and gentle on the nose, with an impetuous but also harmonious impact among all the components, alcohol, tannins, acidity.
Of great interest among the Vicari wines is also the ‘Essenza del Pozzo Buono’ Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC, with a more immediate character, great freshness and excellent potential with the gastronomic combination, or the Dueanime del Pozzo Buono, obtained from the combination of Montepulciano and Sangiovese.
Among the Vicari wines, the excellent results obtained among the white wines obtained from Verdicchio, such as the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva ‘Oltretempo del Pozzo buona’, which sensationally maximizes complexity, richness and evolutionary potential, should be taken into consideration. del Verdicchio, or the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore “L’Insolito Del Pozzo Buono”, which instead places the accent on the floral-fruity aromatic character of the grape.
Among the Vicari wines to discover also other very exciting interpretations of Lacrima such as the sweet passito wine ‘Amaranto Del Pozzo Buono’ Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC. Passito, or the intriguing sparkling wine classic method brut rosé ‘Nuzzo Del Pozzo Buono’, an unusual but surprisingly compelling version that testifies to the extraordinary enological potential of this indigenous grape variety.
But the Vicari wine line is waiting to be discovered and once again testifies to the great expressive potential of the Morro d’Alba terroir.