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Le Marche Wines in US | As Natural As It Gets: The Wines of Domodimonti

Le Marche Wines in US | As Natural As It Gets: The Wines of Domodimonti | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The Marches, or Le Marche as the Italians call it, sits on the east coast of Italy, where the Adriatic sea breeze blows off the water and up the many river valleys, reaching as far inland as the Apennine Mountains. With soil rich in clay, calcium, and limestone, Le Marche makes a wonderful home to over 60,000 acres of grape vines. And, of course, with a winemaking tradition that predates Rome, it is no wonder that a land like this can produce such memorable wines. Sandwiched between Emilia-Romagna to the north and Abruzzi to the south, and with Umbria in its backyard, the Marches is best known for its vibrant, mineral-rich whites and lighter yet savory reds.
In 2003, after leaving the pharmaceutical industry to pursue his dream of making wine like so many members of his family, Francesco Bellini and his wife Marisa were given the opportunity to purchase a vineyard in the picturesque countryside surrounding the village of Montefiore dell’Aso, just a mere 35 miles from his childhood home. After years of cultivating and reviving a property that had been neglected and left in disrepair for the better part of 30 years, Domodimonti finally opened its doors in the Fall of 2010. Incorporating solar panels, windmills, and other eco-friendly technologies, Francesco, along with the help of renowned enologist Carlo Ferrini, has been making wines naturally and passionately; that means chemical-free, natural yeasts, no added sugars, no acid adjustments, no additives to improve texture, no color manipulation, no potassium sorbate, and no added sulfites to prevent oxidation. In other words, the wines of Domodimonti are as natural as they come, wines that give you all of the joy and none of the allergens that some people find themselves unable to tolerate.

2011 Domodimonti, ‘Deja’ Offida Passerina DOCG, Marche, Italy $17...
2011 Domodimonti, ‘LiCoste’ Offida Pecorino DOCG, Marche, Italy $23 ...
2010 Domodimonti, ‘Montefiore’ Marche Sangiovese IGT, Marche, Italy $17...
2010 Domodimonti, ‘Picens’ Marche Rosso IGT, Marche, Italy $20 ...
2009 Domodimonti, ‘il Messia’ Marche Rosso IGT, Marche, Italy $38...


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Vintage scientists - researchers who plunged into the heady science of viticulture

Vintage scientists - researchers who plunged into the heady science of viticulture | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Physicist Richard Feynman said that “if we look at a glass of wine closely enough we see the entire Universe”. It is the stuff of physics, chemistry, geology, psychology and the ferment of life itself. Indeed, viticulture, oenology and wine have long fascinated scientists, from Alexander Fleming and Louis Pasteur to Galileo Galilei, who described wine as “sunlight, held together by water”. Vineyards and wineries are, after all, laboratories in which the fruit of the grapevine Vitis vinifera is biochemically transformed, by sunlight, rain, soils, precision, judgement, time and technology, into a potentially sublime elixir. So, here we raise a glass to some of the adventurous scientists — including a Nobel-prizewinning astrophysicist, a group of engineers and a neuroscientist — who, with exactitude and flair, have made waves in the wine world.

  • Domodimonti Società Agricola, Le Marche, Italy
Organic chemist Francesco Bellini — who helped to develop the first compound anti-HIV drug to be made commercially, Epivir (3TC) — is a self-made man. A mid-1960s migrant to Canada from the Marche region of Italy, he has since authored or co-authored more than two dozen patents. After setting up pharmaceuticals company BioChem Pharma, Bellini began to build Domodimonti Società Agricola, a winery in Montefiore dell'Aso, Marche, in 2004. Bellini sees wine-making as the most ancient form of biochemistry. His 'natural wines' are based on sustainable practice, such as hand-picking the grapes and banning additives that enhance mouth-feel or colour. Domodimonti's 2008 Il Messia, made from Montepulciano and Merlot, is a deep ruby red with real biochemical verve — fruity, “powerful and fleshy”, as the winery puts it, with “empyreumatic notes and anise”.


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Best Wines of Le Marche: Marche Rosso IGT, Il Messia, Domodimonti

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Il Messia

  • Appelation: Marche, Red, Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)
  • Grape varieties: Montepulciano, Merlot
  • Colour: Deep ruby red.
  • Bouquet:Aromatic, fine and complex.
  • Taste: Lovely expression of blackberries, empyreumatic notes and anise. The tannins are silky and well enveloped. A powerful and fleshy wine that offers richness and beautiful complexity. It can easily age a few years. Let it sit in the carafe for one hour before serving at 18°C with a duck breast glazed with plum sauce or a loin of venison with a star anise glaze.
Domodimonti IL MESSIA 2008 Awarded Bronze 2011-05-16 Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
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LiCoste Pecorino from Domodimonti, Le Marche

LiCoste Pecorino from Domodimonti, Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Pecorino is one of my favorite wine to enjoy with food, or just as an aperitif wine. The wine grows on you, at first it may seem to impose with its presence, one may think this is too big of a wine, but as you sip it, you discover the subtle flavors and beauty of this Pecorino by Domodimonti, truly of the best example of this varietal.

Elegant notes of lowers, hazelnut and mature fruits like bananas and peaches.

Pecorino is a dry and fragant wine with flavors of gooseberry, lychee and tangerine. LiCoste served between 10°/12° as an aperitif or with grilled fish drizzled with simple extra virgin olive oil.

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Discovering Domodimonti Natural Wines from the Marche at Eataly NYC

Discovering Domodimonti Natural  Wines from the Marche at Eataly NYC | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The winery was located at Montefiore dell’Aso in the Marche. It is  not a certified organic winery but a “natural” winery. What makes it “natural” is that the grapes are sustainable-grown using organic matter, low–yielding vineyards and the grapes are hand picked. No sugar is added to the wine. There is a strict selection of yeast and there are no additives made for color, acidity, mouth-feel, etc. The addition of sulfites is kept to a minimum and they use of state-of-the-art technology.

The new winery built in 2010 was designed to generate the least amount of visual and ecological impact on the land. 

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The wines of the Piceno Area in Southern Le Marche - The Telegram

The wines of the Piceno Area in Southern Le Marche - The Telegram | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Steve Delaney presents you the magnificent wines of the Piceno Area in Southern Le Marche... <<There is quite a difference between tasting a wine at home and tasting a wine in its native region — in the very winery where it was produced....>>

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Domodimonti: wines from Montefiore dell'Aso in Le Marche

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DEJA' V.....a pale yellow wine with green highlights made with the Passerina grape. In Le Marche, one finds grapes that are not found in other parts of Italy. The Passerina grape is an example...

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Au Natural: The Wines of Domodimonti

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The Marches, or Le Marche as the Italians call it, sits on the east coast of Italy, where the Adriatic sea breeze blows off the water and up the many river valleys, reaching as far inland as the Apennine Mountains. With soil rich in clay, calcium, and limestone, Le Marche makes a wonderful home to over 60,000 acres of grape vines. And, of course, with a winemaking tradition that predates Rome, it is no wonder that a land like this can produce such memorable wines. Sandwiched between Emilia-Romagna to the north and Abruzzi to the south, and with Umbria in its backyard, the Marches is best known for its vibrant, mineral-rich whites and lighter yet savory reds. [...]

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2010 Domodimonti, ‘Picens’ Marche Rosso IGT, Marche, Italy $20
A supple and forgiving Marche Rosso made from a blend of four grapes – Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon – matured for six months in French barriques and another half year in bottle. Expressive aromas of blackberries and currants waft from the glass, complemented superbly by an ample, elegant body and a lingering smooth tannin reminiscent of suede. This wine will really shine alongside a grilled tuna steak or roasted pork loin.

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Hangover proof wine? Testing a wondrous Italian claim at an unforgettable Valentino dinner

Hangover proof wine? Testing a wondrous Italian claim at an unforgettable Valentino dinner | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Piero Selvaggio is famous for his wines — his cellar has been rated the best in America by Wine Spectator. Selvaggio brought Marco Scapagnini to introduce Domodimonti, a boutique winery from the tiny Italian region of Le Marche making its Texas debut.

Selvaggio is a legendary connoiseur of Italian wine, and said he was attracted to the brand in part because the story of the founder felt similar to his own. Both young Italian immigrants, Selvaggio found success at 26 in the restaurant industry, while the wine founder Dr. Francesco Bellini moved to Canada and developed the first anti-HIV compound drug ever sold.

Bellini returned to Le Marche after selling his pharmaceutical business and bought the winery, enlisting Carlo Ferrini, one of the world's top winemakers, to develop a wine that he could drink without an adverse reaction. The result is a half-dozen Domodimonti varietals, harvested using organic, sustainable methods and prepared using no acid adjustment, no added sugars, minimal sulfites and no other additives, what they call "natural" wines.

The result is said to be a wine that not only tastes great but won't give you a hangover. I particularly enjoyed the crisp sweetness of the passerino and the smooth, rich complexity of a Montepulciano/merlot blend humbly titled Il Messia — the messiah. I can only vouch for the no-hangover claim with my own limited experience, but after several glasses with dinner I woke up with a surprisingly clear head.

If this is the future of Italian food and wine, bring it on.

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Solo Per Te , Marche Rosso I.G.T, Domodimonti

Solo Per Te , Marche Rosso I.G.T, Domodimonti | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The attack on the palate is tannic and delicate. The wine is well structured on strong tannins but without any roughness. The long and persistent finale reminds us of the chocolaty, almost licorice accents. Color is deep ruby red with bouquets of red berry jam, wood, leather and dark chocolate.

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Boutique Wineries of Le Marche: Cantina Domodimonti, Montefiore dell'Aso

Domodimonti is a boutique winery located on the picturesque countryside of Montefiore dell'Aso in Le Marche, Italy.

In 2010, Domodimonti's new state-of-the-art winery, designed to generate the least amount of visual and ecological impact on the environment, was inaugurated.

It is a testament to the continuous drive of producing Natural Wine.


www.domodimonti.com

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A Taste of Le Marche (and Domodimonti natural wines) | Wine Reviews

A Taste of Le Marche (and Domodimonti natural wines) | Wine Reviews | Wines and People | Scoop.it
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Last night at Eataly (the new Italian food specialty megastore in Manhattan) I discovered Domodimonti, a boutique winery located on the picturesque countryside of Montefiore dell'Aso, in Le Marche Region, Italy. In addition to Domodimonti we tasted other specialty items from Marche, as well as fabulous Amaro digestifs from Varnelli.

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Domodimonti: one winery certainly to watch in the coming years

Domodimonti: one winery certainly to watch in the coming years | Wines and People | Scoop.it
In 2003, Dr. Francesco Bellini and his wife, Marisa, acquired the 50 year old vineyard of nearly 50 hectares, having returned to Le Marche from French Canada, where Francesco had gained success in businesses developing ...
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Got green-friendly vino in NYC? Introducing Domodimonti Natural Wines from Le Marche

Got green-friendly vino in NYC? Introducing Domodimonti Natural Wines from Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it
A region on the eastern central part of Italy, Le Marche is known for their beautiful mountains and hills right by the water. So, it's no surprise their natural wines from this region are just as breathtaking.
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