White Verdicchio is a late-ripening, vigorous but low-yielding grape variety. Wines made from it typically have a certain nutty flavour and notes of apple. Due to its high acidity, the variety is also commonly used to make sparkling wine.
The grapes have been grown in Marche, the region around Ancona, since Etruscan times. Verdicchio wines became known from the amphora-like bottles in which it was marketed by Fazi Battaglia. The grape produces neutral wines with a high acidity. Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica are single-varietal wines.