90 Pts Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Honeyed, floral aromatics emerge from the 2007 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Tralivio. This gorgeous, lush wine offers superb richness and depth in its succulent peaches, minerals and sweet spices, showing tons of persistence and a long, resonating finish. It, too, is a terrific value for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014."
"These whites from Sartarelli were among the most thrilling, complete wines I tasted this year. The two entry-level Verdicchios also happen to be two of the best values in Italy for whites that offer noble class and pedigree at what are very fair prices." 90 Points - Antonio Galloni - Wine Advocate
"This wine is produced from carefully selected grapes in our oldest vineyards where the grapes are thinned out to reduce the production to 8-9 tons per hectare. Harvested in small crates, the soft pressing and the temperature controls during fermentation mean that the grapes were cared for in the old traditional way." -Winemaker
"Located in the heart of the Marche on the west side of the Esino river, Sartarelli encompasses 66 hectares of vines located 300-350 feet above sea level. With an average vine age of 33 years and soils that are characterized by calcareous and marl stone, owners Donatella Sartarelli and her husband Patrizio Chiacchiarini are producing wines that are very terroir driven and classic to the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC."
"As with many of the producers Sherbrooke Cellars partners with, Donatella and Patrizio firmly believe that the wine is made in the vineyard. To this end they are practicing sustainable farming, only using pesticides when absolutely necessary and allowing grasses to grow in order to replenish nutrients into the soil. During harvest, which usually occurs between mid-September and mid-October, they make multiple passes through the vineyards, taking only the fruit that is at its optimum ripeness."
"All of the grapes are soft pressed, with fermentation for the Classico and Tralivio being done in stainless steel and the Balciana and Passeto in cement. No oak is used at all, allowing for the purity of the fruit to come through. The end result are artisanal wines that are clean, soft, and layered with complexity." -Importer