Ever heard of Vernaccia Rossa di Pergola? I hadn’t, until meeting Claudio Morelli of the Marche, who proudly showed my his 100% pure bottling. The wine is bright, super aromatic and exceedingly rare. It had a nose redolent of drying carnations, cherry blossoms and Italian plums. I was transfixed by the aromatics- kind of like an explosion in slow motion. On the palate the wine was clean, full of bright strawberry flavors and exceedingly delicious.