We’re proud to announce that The Independent’s wine writer, John Clarke, has named Mirizzi Ergo Sum among the best dry white wines for summer. Delightfully complex – with notes of lily, honey, hazelnuts and ginger – this exceptional Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva is certainly special. Learn more about this fine white wine, and why it’s an excellent choice for special occasions.
Finding the best white wine for summer
Long, hot, sunny days call for crisp, dry, white wine. Now that we’re well into June, it’s worth popping a few bottles in the fridge for those outdoor get-togethers. If you need help choosing, John Clarke has put together a list of his top picks for The Independent – featuring the outstanding Mirizzi Ergo Sum from our collection. While we all enjoy lazy evenings in the garden with Pinot Grigio and a paperback, some occasions call for something exceptional. And, as John points out, Mirizzi Ergo Sum is a true showstopper – ideal for wedding anniversaries, christenings and big birthday bashes.
Mirizzi Ergo Sum: a “spectacular wine”
In his article, John names this full-bodied Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva as the best dry white wine for a big occasion. While lavishing praise on the careful, time-consuming craftsmanship that goes into each bottle, he then goes on to describe the one-of-a-kind flavour. He says: “what you’re left with then is a golden-hued, multi-layered and full-bodied wine that has complex flavours of apricot and almonds with hints of pepper and honey and a long and luxurious finish. It’s already won a raft of awards and it’s hard not to see why.”
“The pinnacle of Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva”
As well as being Mirizzi‘s top wine, Ergo Sum is one of just five Castelli Jesi Verdicchio wines to win a 2021 Tre Bicchieri award. It’s only made in the very best years. In early September, winemaker Gianluca Mirizzi plucks the smallest (and best) bunches of Verdicchio and gently presses them in the winery. The clear juice is then fermented with indigenous yeasts, giving it a real sense of place, before aging for a year in concrete vats. It finishes maturing for another four years in bottle. This is where it picks up those sumptuous honey and almond notes. Generous, structured and silky, it’s proof that white wine can be just as big and bold as a red.
Discover one of the best white Italian wines for special occasions
When you’ve got a big celebration to buy for, it’s tempting to reach for high-status wines everyone knows like Barolo. However, if you’re making merry during the height of summer – or buying for a white wine lover – Mirrizi Ergo Sum is just as prestigious.
Delightfully complex, and packed with intricate flavours, it’s bound to make an impression on anyone. Buy a bottle of Mirizzi Ergo Sum and enjoy free next day delivery to the mainland UK. With our free premium gift-wrapping service, it’s the perfect way to treat your favourite fan of fine white wine.