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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.
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Casalfarneto Marche Cimaio Bianco 2010

Casalfarneto Marche Cimaio Bianco 2010 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Color: Yellow with golden highlights. Nose: sweet scent of vanilla expresses followed by notes of ripe quince, honey, ripe medlar fruit, yellow plums, almonds and spicy nuances, very persistent. Taste: In the mouth it shows its great and fascinating structure, soft, warm, I find the fruity smell, mineral, fruity. Very persistent.

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Best Hidden Secrets Of The Wine World: Underappreciated Regions

Best Hidden Secrets Of The Wine World: Underappreciated Regions | Wines and People | Scoop.it

[...] Of course probability of finding very good and reasonably priced wine is getting better and better in today’s world – but you can even further improve it by stepping out of familiar circle and looking for wines from under-appreciated regions.

So what are those under-appreciated regions? As you can imagine, there are lots of them. Again, all the exotic places aside, for each famous wine region, the same countries have tens of “under-appreciated” regions, consistently making good wines for hundreds of years, with majority of those wines being also reasonably priced. In France, great wines are made in Loire, Provence, Jura, Languedoc-Roussillon (we already talked about them) and many other places. In Italy, excellent wines are made in Umbria, Sicily, Lombardy, Marche and again in many other regions. Rias Baixas, Bierzo, Jumilla and La Mancha in Spain; Long Island, Virginia and Texas in United States, South Africa, Israel, Lebanon, Greece, Georgia and Hungary… There is no limit to the places where now we can look for consistently good wines.

As usual, time to open a bottle, right? Let me give you a few examples from the regions which I believe are under-appreciated.

Let’s start in Italy, in the region called Marche, which is located on Adriatic coast of Italy, near Ancona. There are a number of great wines produced in that region, which is still staying off the radar for the most of the wine lovers. Particularly, white wines made out of the grape called Verdicchio, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica are excellent white wines, with balanced acidity and fruit, perfect for summer day. The red wines are made mostly out of Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes. This particular 2006 Casal Farneto Rosso Conero IGT is made of the blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese, and it is an excellent red wine with lots of layers and luscious red and black fruit on the palate (think of blackberries and sour cherries), perfectly balanced. [...]

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Awarded Wines Of Le Marche: Cimaio 2008 CasalFarneto

Awarded Wines Of Le Marche: Cimaio 2008 CasalFarneto | Wines and People | Scoop.it

This wine was prized with "5 grappoli" by the guide Duemilavini 2012 

Colour: Yellow with golden hues.

Aroma: A sweet note of vanilla followed by persistent hints of ripe quince, honey, ripe loquats, yellow plums, almonds and spicy nuances. It is very persistent. Taste: Its robust, enveloping structure is expressed in the mouth, mellow and warm with fruity notes of scent, mineral and sapid and very persistent.

Sapore: In bocca evidenzia la sua grande e avvolgente struttura, morbido, caldo, si riscontrano le note fruttate dell'olfatto; minerale, sapido. Molto persistente.

Serving suggestions: Excellent with all cheeses, whether fresh or aged, mild or mature, 'di fossa', with herbs, or gorgonzola. It is also ideal with very tasty, distinctive dishes, first courses with cheese and hearty fish dishes, such as stockfish and fish soup, and foie gras. Excellent and very pleasurable as a drink at the end of the evening, or simply for meditating and relaxing.

Serving temperature: 14°C.

Alcol: 14,0/14,5% Vol.


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CIMAIO Casalfarneto, Le Marche: "Emotional wine"

Vintage and vinification: 
- The grapes, which are completely covered by the 'noble mould', are harvested in an exceptionally advanced stage of ripeness (at the end of November – the beginning of December) and taken to the winery in small baskets to avoid damage to the individual grapes.

- the wine is obtained using white wine vinification methods: 
• Crushing of whole grape clusters
• Extraction of the flower must only
• Must clarification by cold settling
• Temperature controlled fermentation
• Aging in part in burnt wood barrels and in part in stainless steel tanks where full maturity is reached after 18-24 months
• Tartaric stabilisation refrigeration at -4° C for 6 days
• Cold sterile bottling with microfiltration 
• Aging in bottles for at least 6-12 months

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Casalfarneto Fontevecchia Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOCG

Casalfarneto Fontevecchia Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOCG | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The  Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore wine by Casalfarneto comes from Le Marche Region of Italy. Legend has it that when the Visigoths marched on Rome, they were provided with barrels of Verdicchio to maintain their strength.
Verdicchio means “little green one” and the grapes are straw colored with green tinges. The grapes for the Superiore wines come from the oldest winegrowing areas, in this case the Fontevecchia Vineyard.
This wine is crisp and tinged with minerality. It is fermented in stainless steel and aged for nine months before bottling. It has a rich texture with tropical fruit notes. It has more gusto than most Italian whites.
The Verdicchio pairs well with fish, shrimp and real Italian dishes. This wine got a hearty thumbs up, especially when you want a switch from Chardonnay.

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Le Marche quality wines: Casal Farneto, Serra de' Conti

Le Marche quality wines: Casal Farneto, Serra de' Conti | Wines and People | Scoop.it

In the heart of the Marche region. On a lush hillside 350m above sea-level, among gentle valleys and historic medieval villages, CasalFarneto dominates a landscape rich in appeal and charm.

Founded in 1995, the property, with three antique country homes and a modern wine cellar, takes its name from the variety of centenary oaks characteristic of the area. An area extraordinarily well suited to winemaking. An expanse of greenery: 60 lush hectares of land reserved for vineyards.

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, grapes that stand out for their quality, dominate production; while the Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot varieties mount a challenge, demonstrating the value of the 5 hectares cultivated with red grapes.

Traditional methods skilfully combined with the most innovative technologies. This is how Casalfarneto reaffirms its history, continually investing in quality and aiming for excellence.

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