Frasassi Caves and Verdicchio Wine: two of the most important excellences of Le Marche in a travel tour that unites them for an fascinating experience of the senses
Le Marche another Italy
Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
It is available in the book shops the seventh edition of the publication "Le Marche nel Bicchiere 2015," the guide - realized by the Associazione Sommelier Marche (Le Marche Sommelier Association) with the Regional support. Year after year, this guide has reached its prestige among similar specialized publications. The already wide range of information and updates about the wine scenery of the Marche region, extremely rich and varied in terms of food and wine, has been enriched in the 2015 edition by a section of mono-variety extra virgin olive oil, the gold of Le Marche and an attentive english translation. This publication can be used for a personal discovery of the wineries of the territory.
They contain a brief description of the firms, the tasting report on their two selected wines and a mention of the other wines produced.
They have been carried out blindly by the AIS Marche Tasting Panel, coordinated by the tireless Giannetto Pergolotti, following the methodology and the wine testing card used by the ltalian Association of Sommeliers. it provides an assessment of each wine together with a final score expressed in points out of 100. The panel give a specific organoleptic analysis for each tasted wine and suggest a dish to be combined with.
There is also an indication concerning: type, grapes, alcohol content and an indicative sale price for each wine, which is declared by the producers themselves.
The 50 excellences
The Woodpecker’ is the symbol of the
Marche Region, which testifies the great bond with the territory, it means excellence. That’s why that symbol has been assigned to the wines that have achieved the maximum score and which have also particularly impressed the Tasting Panel for their qualitative aspect.
An interesting parameter for the consumer is the positive price/quality ratio, which is indicated in the guidebook with the symbol of a piggybank. This ratio is calculated using a specific algorithm that takes into account the price of the wine declared by the producer and the qualitative assessment resulting from the professional tastings. The data obtained are further parameterized to the overall quality of the analyzed samples, making the result an actual mirror of the importance of the regional production.
Almost all texts of this guidebook have an English translation in order to make it useful to a larger number of users.
When one comes across Pecorino, it’s natural, for an epicure, – even one well versed in Italian wine culture – to think of cheese. But that’s not what this article is about. Pecorino is also a white grape native to the Marche region of Italy, so named, it is presumed, because the sheep of the region (the Italian word pecora means sheep) liked to snack on the grapes. Or maybe it was the sheepherders; nobody knows for sure. [...]
Lying at 442m above sea level, in the heart of the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi appellation, is La Staffa. Here two appellations of the well-known Verdicchio are produced, Castelli di Jesi and Matelica. Castelli di Jesi wines have created the area's reputation for Verdicchio as a drinkable wine of refreshing simplicity with an affordable pricetag.
The estate stretches over 230 ha, 20 km outside the town of Jesi and benefits from clay-sandy soil and favorable microclimate conditions. The winery was founded by Mario Baldi in 1983 with the support of oenologist Umberto Trombelli, when he cultivated vineyards on most of his land, paying particular attention to the Verdicchio varietal. [...]
The Le Marche Wines, Ambassadors of tourism in US.
“Le Strade del Vino” are paths within territories, wine growing areas, as well as vineyards, wineries, farms, natural attractions, cultural and historical sites that are particularly significant for the purposes of integrated tourism within Italy. The intent of our new ICCC series of Educational Wine Tasting is to promote and encourage the Italian “Eno-gastronomic” tourism by showing the cultural, environmental, historical and social context of each region.
With this exciting new program we want to provide a virtual exploration of the amazing beauties and wine production of each Italian Region.
The Event will features six fine wine selections from the Italian region of Marche
Lying east of Umbria, along the Adriatic, Le Marche is often overlooked by tourists who flock to other more popular Italian destinations, but it is noted for its hill towns, dramatic scenery and its seafood, olives and famed white wine, Vernaccia. The six-day tour includes bread-making classes, olive oil and wine tastings, and a trip to the fish market at Senigallia to buy fish fresh off the boat for the final cooking class and farewell dinner.
Bluone Culinary Tours is based in Bologna, Italy, and is the creation of Marcello and Rafaella Tori. They have have designed a series of culinary tours aimed at bringing visitors into the kitchens of Italian home cooks and local chefs. The tours also include trips to markets, farms, vineyards and artisan workshops where some of the country's top ingredients are created. Bluone offers tours in four regions of northern Italy -- their native Emilia-Romagna, Umbria to the south, Le Marche to the east along the Adriatic, and Piemonte, home to some of Italy's most famous wines.
Escape the January grey skies to the shores of Italy, with inspiration and ideas for your next Italian getaway in the new issue of Italia magazine. Property-wise we are mad for Le Marche, and with Fleur Kinson’s guide to getting the most for your money in this stunning region, you’d be mad to miss it too! Whether you are interested in restoration or finished properties, it’s easy to see the best of what is available in issue 111 of Italia. If you are thinking of relocating, you’ll find tips and advice from those in the know on what to look our for and consider when making the move to Italy.
Up in the mountains, is the small town of Serrapetrona. The smallest classified wine producing zone in Italy, they are justly proud of their Vernaccia, which they have been making since the 1400′s. Vernaccia was the first Le Marche wine to be awarded a DOC and in November every year Serrapetrona gives a party in its honour. It is an intensely aromatic sparkling raspberry red wine, and I fell in love with it on my first taste. I’m told that it isn’t sold much outside Italy and indeed the flavour, reminiscent of strawberries and cranberries, with spices and tannins, needs to be savoured with the right food and in the right conditions to really come into its own grapes drying
The first stage of the production is drying the grapes, hung on racks for up to long as twenty days. The drier the grapes, the more concentrated the flavour. The wine is made in three fermentations, the final one producing the fizz. [...]
The Vernaccia of Serrapetrona is a natural red sparking wine that it can be obtained by 85% of the autochthonous vineyards Vernaccia and 15% of Sangiovese, Montepulciano or Ciliegiolo.
The best grapes are kept and dried in special rooms, the rest, instead, is pressed at the moment of the grape harvest and it is put in steel tanks for the first fermentation.
After 2 month also the dried grapes are pressed for the second fermentation. The two parts, that are not completely fermented, are finally positioned in autoclave to allow the third fermentation.