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Fazi Battaglia, synonymous with Verdicchio

130 hectares of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico represent the history and tradition of Marche wine all over the world.

The search for excellent quality has solid and distant roots, through vineyard selection in the best areas and continual research and experimentation, both in the vineyards and cellar.

Fazi Battaglia stands out in the territory for its beautiful vineyard locations, where we find the great Verdicchio crus, the result of careful study and extreme selection.

The Verdicchio Variety

Fazi Battaglia’s history demonstrates that you can start out from something apparently small and go on to do something big. In this case the “small” thing is Verdicchio, the variety that represents the whole essence of the winery.

It is a unique case in Italy. For seventy years Fazi Battaglia has placed all its focus on a single variety that has found the ideal habitat for enhancing its characteristics in the picturesque Castelli di Jesi hills.

Vineyards with different soils, altitudes and exposures guarantee different expressions of one of the most eclectic Italian native varieties.

The Castelli di Jesi Vineyards

Maiolati Spontini

This historic vineyard is located on the NORTHERN slope of the municipality of Maiolati Spontini. It dominates the hill that accommodates this medieval town, which is one of the oldest and most important in Castelli di Jesi. Thanks to its strategic position, it became a Castrum in the fourteenth century, playing a fundamental role in defending the Castado di Jesi, which lasted from the start of the thirteenth century until 1808. A gentle hill slopes down to the Esino river, which has always played a crucial role in agriculture in this area.

The vineyard covers an area of 30 hectares, located on a hill at 250 to 350 metres of altitude, with a north-northeastern exposure. It is a unique place, perfect for growing Verdicchio, thanks to the northern exposure which produces excellent grapes with good acidity, as well as the calcareous-alkaline soils with a clayey component, which give the grapes a structure that makes them suitable for long ageing.

On the SOUTHERN slope of the municipality, which overlooks nearby Cupramontana, there is a 24-hectare vineyard in the shape of an amphitheatre, at an altitude of over 400 metres above sea level. This vineyard was planted in 1967 and then replanted in 2005, putting into practice all the know-how that Fazi Battaglia had gained on growing Verdicchio, in over 60 years of winemaking history. Clones with a more suitable quality were carefully selected for rootstocks chosen according to the characteristics of the territory. The soils are medium-textured, slightly alkaline and calcareous, an ideal composition for making elegant, scented wines, rich in body and extract. The altitude favours good day-night temperature ranges, especially during the last stage of ripening, and enhances many of these characteristics. The south-southeastern exposure enables some of the grapes to overripen, which gives us an even richer and rounder Verdicchio.


This is a small town on a hill between Serra San Quirico and Rosora, just below the “Gola della Rossa”. The first historic mention of this area dates from 1172. It then developed as a castle and the inhabitants submitted to Jesi in 1248. It is one of the so-called Castelli di Jesi and is situated on the left bank of the Esino river. From the castle you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Apennines.

Nearly all of the 16 hectares of vineyards were planted in 2017 (apart from 5 hectares about 100 metres from the main vineyard), after carrying out huge levelling works and hydraulic works to create an ideal environment to house the future vineyard. It is located on a hill at 330 metres above sea level, with a northeastern exposure. All the vines are Guyot trained, with a planting density of 4000 plants per hectare (2.5 metres between rows – 1 metre along the rows). The soil is mainly clayey-alkaline-calcareous. The owned vineyards include the land with the highest clay content. Thanks to these characteristics, this vineyard produces wines with lots of body and alcohol, which are scented and elegant due to good levels of limestone.


This is also located on the left bank of the Esino river, on a hill that marks the border between Senigallia and Jesi. Although it became one of the castles of the Contado di Jesi in 1301, Montecarotto is still a meeting point between the two territories of the Esino and Misa valleys. The panorama from the walls of this small town is splendid: the eye can take in virtually all of the province of Ancona, along the river valleys right up to the top of the Marche Apennines and the Gola della Rossa.

The vineyard here covers 8 hectares and dates from 2004, therefore it can already deliver excellent quality results. Located on a small hill at 240 metres above sea level, it has a southwestern exposure and a planting density of about 4150 plants per hectare. The medium-textured soil is mainly clayey, slightly alkaline and calcareous. The soil composition, the southwestern exposure and the lesser proximity to the mountains, with a cooler climate, enable us to produce more structured and scented wines, but also much rounder.