The grapes to produce the Verdicchio di Matelica DOC “Vigneti B.” Belisario were both hand and machine picked and selected in the vineyards. Once picked, the grapes were fermented for 20 days at 14-16°C in stainless steel tanks. The must then underwent hyperoxygenation to avoid the use of sulphites. Post fermentation, the wine was aged for five months in 100HL stainless steel vats.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from a 20 hectares vineyard in the Lancioni Calle town on a south-facing hillside at an altitude between 420 and 620 metres above sea level. Soil here is made mainly of clay. The vines are Guyot trained and organically grown. Vines were planted in 2005/2006.
Cantine Belisario is a 300 hectare co-operative is situated in Matelica, which is a smaller zone than Castelli di Jesi. The co-operative has 24 organically cultivated vineyards located inland from Castelli di Jesi, where the climate is more continental, where they source grapes for their organic “Vigneti B.” Verdicchio. Here, the combination of warm days and cool nights allows the aromatic qualities of the grapes to develop and extends the growing season, so that harvest takes place as late as the second half of October.