The wine finishes with a characteristic bitter note that can be surprising and delicious. [...]
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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. From the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, to the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, from the Offida Pecorino to the Offida Passerina. Also: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Pergola, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
The wine finishes with a characteristic bitter note that can be surprising and delicious. [...]
A surprising article dedicated by the Democrat & Chronicle, online verision, to Verdicchio and Fazi Battaglia.
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The Passerina vine, has a long history in the Piceno region, a territory which is known from the ancient times. This kind of vine was originate from the family of Trebbiano vine. During the sixties this colture was abandoned, but today the Passerina wine is the focus of attention of producers and connoisseurs.
It is one of the greatest representatives of wine production in the Marche region and in the Piceno territory.
The result is a fragrant white grapes Passerina, with high level of acidity and very fresh aromatic notes reminescent of green apple and acacia flowers, tropical fruit and honey. This wine is greatly appreciated because intense and structured, in scent and taste, dry and mineral, with a typical bitter and spicy aftertaste.
What's not to love about this wine! Refreshing citrus fruits, zesty acidity and complex minerality are the hallmarks of this varietal and, when well-made like this excellent example, it's one of the very best whites Italy produces. Serve alongside Linguini with Clams for a match made in Heaven. [...]
White wine sales are on the rise and understandably with this amazing change of season. It seems everyone is in the mood to sit outside and enjoy the splendor of spring while soaking up some liquid sunshine in the form of a cool glass of wine.
If you are looking to explore some new spring and summer options, verdicchio is a grape worth consideration. While checking out the grape and its origin you can you can treat yourself to a mental holiday with a virtual trip to Italy’s central coast and the Le Marche region. [...]
This article by Kim Kelly appeared on Thursday, May 28, 2015 on THE DAILY PROGRESS Charlottesville, VA USA
Navicchio, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G., Il Conte Villa Prandone
Alcohol Content Content: 13,5 %
Area of Production: Vineyards of Monteprandone hills – Ascoli Piceno – Marche
Grapes: Selection of white autochthonous grapes – Pecorino
Organoleptic Description: Bright yellow colour with golden tint. The bouquet is fruity, ample and marked, intense and complex scents that recall citrus fruit, spices, candied fruit and bread crust. Full, aromatic and nicely balanced to the taste, with elegant and persistent notes of spices.
Serving Temperature: To be served cold at 10-12° C.
Gastronomic Suggestions: The wines make a perfect accompaniment for elaborate seafood dishes and poultry of all types, flavoured with herbs.
It is made exclusively from carefully selected grapes of Verdicchio di Matelica which are dried after harvest in special racks until the following February. Another thorough selection is carried out after the drying. The grapes are then pressed and the juice is fermented and aged in oak barrels of capacity of 50 liters for at least four years.
Medals and mentions to four of the Monte Schiavo wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, the renowned international wine competition.
Gold medal for LE GIUNCARE Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Classico Riserva DOCG 2011, which impressed the judges for its finesse, complexity and persistence,
Gold Medal for the Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC MARZAIOLA 2014, considered the best expression of this wine type.
A mention for the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore PALLIO DI SAN FLORIANO 2014,for its intense aromas of ripe fruit and its pleasant freshness,
A mention of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico COSTE DEL MOLINO 2014, characterized an unmistakable bouquet and a perfect minerality.
The IWC, The International Wine Challenge has prized the Campodarchi Oro Bianchello del Metauro 2012 with the gold medal.
Tasting Notes: Wonderful floral and candied orange and cedar qualities, mingle with a hint of wet stone. The palate is rich, weighty. Intense stone fruits and apple pie dance on the palate. Super acid and length. A beautiful example of traditional varieties made in a sympathetic style.
This wine is well named as it is simply gorgeous. As usual from Piceno this is a Montepulciano/Sangiovese blend, jam-packed with delicious red and black fruits, lingering cherry and blackberry and touches of violets. The name references one of Michaelangelo’s famous colours
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We enjoy dining at Lincoln Ristorante before performances at Lincoln Center ... We ordered the four-course prix fixe menu at $76, a real bargain by New York standards. From the recommended wine list we ordered a bottle of 2009 Rosso Piceno Superiore, Velenosi ‘Roggio del Filare,’ (Marche.) This blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Montepulciano was very good and a complement to the cuisine. [...]
Ruby-red with garnet reflections. Refined and persistent bouquet, accentuated by extensive ageing in barrels. Fruity taste of prunes, blackberries and sour black cherries." “Aromas and flavors of cocoa, dried herbs, tobacco, cassis, and cherry jam. This is a tremendous, modern-styled blend. Exceptional!”
The opening seminar of the TerroirMarche fair/conference is devoted to Marche wines as an expression of Apennine viticulture.
With the influence of the Adriatic, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi is rightfully considered a maritime appellation.
Matelica, on the other hand, is located in a north-south running valley surrounded on either side by the central Apennines.
Diurnal temperature variation gives the appellation a continental climate. [...]
The Block, at the corner of Capitol and Virginia streets in downtown Charleston - is an epicurean’s dream come true with a deliciously enticing menu and a wine list that is extensive and well thought out.
I chose Bisci Verdicchio from around the commune of Matelica in the Italian state of Marche. The verdicchio grown and vinted in this part of Italy is much superior to the wine made from the same grape grown closer to the Adriatic Sea. Those wines can be light and almost flavorless. The Matelica region is further inland and in a less fertile area which forces the verdicchio vines to work harder, and the resulting wine to be fuller and richer. [...]
Organic wine “DONNA ORGILLA” name derived from the wife of the old feudatory of Cossignano village.
The FIORANO farm produces this particular white wine which is obtained from indigenous Pecorino grapes, a very old vine of the Picenum province of Marche region. From 2011 Pecorino wines is a DOCG wine. The high total acidity and high sugar concentration give this wine a special structure.
Organically produced grapes. The vineyards are grass covered all year round and fertilized by leguminous cover crops and organic fertilizer.
Grapes hand-picked in crates and crushed and stemmed immediately. Light pressing of the bunches, must at the controlled temperature <10°C. Cold maceration for <18 h. Matured with sediment in steel stainless tank with indigenous selected yeasts for 6 months, refined in bottles for 2/4 months.
Sensory profile Straw yellow colour with hints of green. White pulp fruits aroma, with citrus notes. Good acidity, mineral, sapid with great persistence and harmony. Light filtration before bottling.
This 2011 is a special wine from a year most noteworthy for its very dry and hot August and September. The abnormal heat gave us beautifully healthy grapes but the sugar content due to evaporation inside the grapes was high. The heady perfumes of peach and tropical fruits are your first indication this is a special wine. It is very well balanced and complex and matches up well with white meats or can be enjoyed on its own. Alcohol content: 15.5% vol.
The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. From the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, to tthe Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, from the Offida Pecorino to the Offida Passerina. Also: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Pergola, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio
Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
These killer V's, from the cooler climes of eastern Italy, are well worth getting to know.
Growing area: the Marche, province of Ascoli Piceno.
Location: in the area between the communes of Offida, Ripatransone and Acquaviva Picena.
Appearance: a deep straw-yellow colour, with greenish highlights.
Bouquet: intense draughts of pungent Mediterranean scrub and delicate spicy impressions.
Palate: quite smooth and rounded, but at the same time crisp, with a vibrant acidity and minerality that make this wine deliciously approachable. [...]
Peko’ gets its name from the grapevine Pecorino, whose story begins in the Piceno tradition of sheep-farming. Peko 'is a young wine, of a pleasant and lively freshness, but with a well structured body. On the nose, vibrant shades of green, jasmine and apple in evidence against a backdrop of tropical fruit. In the mouth it is ample and fresh; minerality and good structure mitigate the alcoholic power. Long echo with a slight almond finish.
Pecorino 100%, best with stuffed pasta in white sauce, fish soup and fish in general, but also white meats in sauces made from herbs, fresh cheese or mushrooms
Serving at 8°-10°C.
Derbyshire wine merchant Tim Worth, from Worth Brothers, in Kirk Langley, looks at Italian wines after being inspired by the Giro d'Italia [...]
Switching from one side of Italy to the other, takes us to the central eastern coastal region of Marche, the setting for stage 10 of the race. In the Marche, Verdicchio, is the prized white grape variety and Monte Schiavo is one of the best producers. I rate all their wines but I particularly enjoy the Pallio di San Floriano Verdicchio Classico Superiore, which has aromas of honey and almond blossom and a rich full flavoured peach palate with subtle mineral notes.
Intense straw-yellow, very bright with golden-green reflections.
Complex, ample bouquet. Fruity and floral followed by vegetal notes of sage and flint-stone minerals.
Dry, soft and sapid with a perfect balance between the hard and soft components. Very long persistence and perfect correspondence with the fruity floral.
Raw pork salted meat of any kind, medium matured cheeses, first course pasta and rice dishes with vegetable sauces and mushrooms, white truffle, seafood and shellfish. Grilled fish, noble fish cooked in a sauce, shellfish cooked in any manner, white meats cooked in a sauce.