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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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Velenosi creates interest on Wines of Le Marche

Velenosi creates interest on Wines of Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

As this luncheon tasting clearly demonstrated, there is a lot to interest serious wine lovers in Le Marche: great native grapes, interesting experimentation and an extremely high level of winemaking, of which Velenosi is a fine example. For anyone seriously interested in wine – or indeed, for anyone simply looking for enjoyable wines at decent prices – Le Marche is well worth a look and a taste. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. [...]

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The Velenosi Winery is becoming the leading brand that, more and more, opens the Le Marche Wine production to the world market. This article it is only an example, see more here

 

 

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Le Marche Wine among Five White wines for the transition to Fall

Le Marche Wine among Five White wines for the transition to Fall | Wines and People | Scoop.it

2014 Barone Pizzini Pievalta Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore

Otherwise known as the flagship varietal of Le Marche, Verdicchio classic almond-like flavors are both clean and fresh, retaining slight notes of citrus that match the lingering heat of summer, yet evoke a round, warming  mouthfeel for those chillier nights ahead. Pievalta’s vines grow in clay and limestone soil and are biodynamically farmed. Malolactic fermentation rounds the mouthfeel of their Verdicchio based wine, with stainless steel ageing preserving the natural freshness and acidity of the grapes. ($18)

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There are 70 Le Marche Wineries on Winedering.com the Tripadvisor of Wine

There are 70 Le Marche Wineries on Winedering.com the Tripadvisor of Wine | Wines and People | Scoop.it
The best Wineries in The Marches, with reviews of Wine Lovers like you, only on Winedering.com
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There are 70 Le Marche Wineries on Winedering.com the Tripadvisor of Wine - a startup born in Le Marche

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Wine: Take a European staycation with these varieties

Wine: Take a European staycation with these varieties | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Traveling to Europe for a summer vacation? If you cannot afford to go abroad, try some of these European wines for a staycation on your back patio instead. I love European vacations, and for this staycation of wine, I have chosen three of my favorite wine countries: Italy, France and Spain. I've traveled to each of these countries' wine regions numerous times and cannot wait to return — there is always something new to learn with wine.
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Pecorino Collevite, Le Marche: a suggested wine to forget an unwanted "staycation"

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Great Title: Marche sparkling could be ‘new Prosecco’

Great Title: Marche sparkling could be ‘new Prosecco’ | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Having secured the UK distribution for Rocca dei Forti, which is the best-selling sparkling wine brand in Italian retailers, Carson expressed his belief that this product – which comes from the Marche – could be the next big sparkling phenomenon in Britain’s grocers. [...]

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This sparkling wines which comes from the Marche could be the next big sparkling phenomenon in Britain’s grocers. Discover why.

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, May 15, 2016 4:24 AM
Fantastic to read that our Marche sparkling wines could be the next big thing. It would be great for the region to get recognised! 
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Wine of the Week: An outrageously aromatic red

Wine of the Week: An outrageously aromatic red | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Angelini, Pergola Rosso DOC, 2014, from the Marche region of Italy will wow with its aromas. [...]

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The most American of the Le Marche wines, the most Marchigiano wine among the Americans.

Angelini Wine, Ltd. was founded by Julius and Paul Angelini when they were joined by their longtime friend, Ron Plebiscito. Coupled with hands on knowledge of the shifting US wine market, Angelini has carved a niche for itself among a very small pool of importer/distributors in the US with thriving vineyards in Europe. Azienda Agricola Angelini is nestled approximately 1000 ft above sea level in the small farming village of San Lorenzo in Campo, within the Marche region of Italy.  The 200 acre Angelini farm has been in the family for over three generations with 8 acres of vineyards of specially selected varietals; Sangiovese, Vernaccia, Pergola Rosso and Merlot.
The vineyard are cared for primarily employing organic intervention methods. The farm is located on the beautiful rolling hills of the Marche region and only 16 miles from sea. [see more at http://www.angeliniwine.com/]

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Italian Wine: appellation system

Italian Wine: appellation system | Wines and People | Scoop.it

In 1963, the first official Italian system of classification of wine was launched. Since then, several modifications and additions to the legislation have been made (a major one in 1992), the last of which, in 2010, has established four basic categories, which are consistent with the last EU regulation in matter of wine (2008–09). The categories, from the bottom level to the top one, are: [...]

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Marche (~3% DOC production) - Try refreshing and aromatic Verdicchio white wines. Marche (Mar-kay) is known for their aromatic white wines. Verdicchio is definitely the most common, but Pecorino (the white wine grape, not the cheese) is an extremely special find. Lacrima is an up-and-coming grape from this area making fruity fun wines that reminded us of Syrah.

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Le Marche Wines: Boccadigabbia, A Winery in the Wake of Napoleon

Le Marche Wines: Boccadigabbia, A Winery in the Wake of Napoleon | Wines and People | Scoop.it
The winery I am talking about is Boccadigabbia, by the Adriatic Sea, just outside Civitanova. My visit became the optimal combination of wine and history.
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In the early 1800s the Napoleonic kingdom of Italy annexed territory in Le Marche formerly owned by the Papacy or religious orders. Shortly thereafter this territory became a very large estate known as the "Amministrazione Bonaparte." One portion of this estate was known as the "Boccadigabbia Podere" and was used for wine growing.... 

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Le Marche Wine in Canada

Le Marche Wine in Canada | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Central Italy is a mountainous area with fascinating, high quality food and wines yet due to the cost of transport and import restrictions seldom do these unique products reach the Canadian market where they would be greatly appreciated.
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Tamara Griffiths tell you about the Pecorino Wine and its arrive in Canada. "In the small mountain village of Arquata del Tronto, on the slopes of the Sibillini Mountains, in Central Italy an ancient heritage vine called 'Pecorino' was on the point of extinction. In 1982 this autochthonous vine was tracked down and rediscovered in its mountain abode by some wine experts, including Guido Grifoni."

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Tamara Griffiths tell you about the Pecorino Wine and its arrive in Canada. "In the small mountain village of Arquata del Tronto, on the slopes of the Sibillini Mountains, in Central Italy an ancient heritage vine called 'Pecorino' was on the point of extinction. In 1982 this autochthonous vine was tracked down and rediscovered in its mountain abode by some wine experts, including Guido Grifoni."

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Tamara Griffiths tell you about the Pecorino Wine and its arrive in Canada. "In the small mountain village of Arquata del Tronto, on the slopes of the Sibillini Mountains, in Central Italy an ancient heritage vine called 'Pecorino' was on the point of extinction. In 1982 this autochthonous vine was tracked down and rediscovered in its mountain abode by some wine experts, including Guido Grifoni."

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Lacrimadi Morro d'Alba:one of three lesser-known Italian grapes

Lacrimadi Morro d'Alba:one of three lesser-known Italian grapes | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Get to know Pelaverga, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba and Frappato
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Lacrima di Morro d’Alba is another grape that can easily be confused with its d’Alba notation. This wine actually originates from the Marche region along the central Adriatic coast of Italy. It, too, offers a brilliant and intoxicating aroma, although much more purple in color. It shows violets and lilacs with ripe plums and intense savory notes of charcuterie. This wine has a history of its own, dating back to the 10th century. Today it is only produced by a handful of believers who see it becoming an important grape for the future of Italy’s presence in the wine world. Brunori’s Alborada Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC is a bottle that expresses the intensity of the grape, with harmony and grace.

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Choosing the right wine the Italian way

Choosing the right wine the Italian way | Wines and People | Scoop.it

There are many ways to choose the right wine for a certain dish.
The Italian school of wine tasters and sommeliers uses different techniques that can be summed up in the following 3 basic methods. [...]

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This is an interesting article that introduce to the italian approach to the wine pairing.
According to the Italian School, I would say the methods are 2 because concordance and discordance belongs to the same approach:

  • Matching by TRADITION
  • Matching by CONCORDANCE or DISCORDANCE
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DOC and DOCG Wine Map of Le Marche

DOC and DOCG Wine Map of Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Le Marche Wine Map: 1) Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG, 2) Conero Riserva DOCG, 3) Offida DOCG, 4) Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG, 5) Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG, 6) Bianchello del Metauro DOC, 7) Colli Maceratesi DOC, 8) Colli...
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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. 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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Pekò, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G, Cantina La Canosa

Pekò, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G, Cantina La Canosa | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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.

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A blogger with the Italian Wine Ambassador certification celebrates Verdicchio

A blogger with the Italian Wine Ambassador certification celebrates Verdicchio | Wines and People | Scoop.it

we travel to the spiritual home of of Italy’s noble native white varietal Verdicchio and supporting co-stars of Marche – Conero Riserva DOCG, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Vernacchia di Serrapetrona, Bianchello del Metauro, Pergola and Colli Maceratesi spanning over 5 DOCGs, 15 DOCs, and 1 IGT.  It is a wine region to be taken seriously, not just because the founder of one of America’s most famous wine dynasties, Cesare Mondavi was born here. [...]

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A blogger with the Italian Wine Ambassador certification, an Indian girl raised in Delhi, India with the Soul of a Mexican Grandmother, the Heart of an Italian Mother, and the Aspirations of a French Chef, came in Le Marche in a cultural tour to learn about wines and native grapes of this beautiful spot of Italy.

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A Stroll through Le Marche: Italy’s Undiscovered Wine Country

A Stroll through Le Marche:  Italy’s Undiscovered Wine Country | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Each month Tina Morey from Protocol Wine Studio leads a group of wine writers on a virtual tasting tour of a fascinating wine region.   From one month to the next, she and a rotating cast of importers, winemakers, educators, and wine travel specialists explain what makes a given region special: grape varieties, winemaking styles, local culture…
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Le Marche is not only the land of devastating earthquake (the mountain area) but also of good wines. Thanks to some good promoter this fact is known by reputed wine bloggers

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I'll Drink to That: Ampelio Bucci of Bucci Winery Le Marche

I'll Drink to That: Ampelio Bucci of Bucci Winery Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

I'll Drink to That: Ampelio Bucci of Bucci Winery. Episode 369 of I'll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Ampelio Bucci, the owner of the Bucci winery in the Marche region of Italy. Ampelio Bucci made a key move for the Marche region in the 1970s when he decided that his winery there would focus on high quality wines from the local Verdicchio grape variety. Most of his contemporaries in the zone were busy turning out schlock in large quantities, but Ampelio went in another direction. [...]

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LAZY to read about Le Marche Wine?  LISTEN this podcast made by the influencer VINOGRAPHY

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Le Marche Wine promoted in Australia | The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion

Le Marche Wine promoted in Australia | The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Offida (Italy) (AFP) - It is the rising star of Italian wine, a greeny-gold white starting to earn an international reputation for its distinctive minerally edge and ageing potential.

Yet pecorino, which shares its name with one of Italy's best-known cheeses, might not even exist but for the vision of a trailblazing pioneer fondly remembered by his daughters as being "a little bit crazy".

The late Guido Cocci Griffoni is revered as a hero of Italian viticulture and his native region of Marche for having hauled the ancient grape back from the brink of extinction. [...]

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Le Marche Wine promoted in Australia | The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion

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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba among several Italian red wines that people should make an effort to seek out

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba among several Italian red wines that people should make an effort to seek out | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba: Typical of the Marche region, this is an aromatic red grape and the wines tend to be dark with aromas of roses, lavender and spice, with flavours of dark berries, quite fresh, with firm tannins and a mouth-watering quality. ook for wines from Marotti Campi and Mancinelli.

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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba among several Italian red wines that people should make an effort to seek out. Lacrima di Morro d'Alba can be easily recognized by a persistant violet flavour. An original Italian wine, produced in 6 municipalities of Le Marche.

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Verdicchio: refreshing whites for springtime

Verdicchio: refreshing whites for springtime | Wines and People | Scoop.it

WHETHER it’s bone dry, fresh and vibrant, or the winemaker has taken a softly, softly approach, these well balanced white wines will enliven your mood...
If you shy away from rich whites and like a crisp, clean style to put the wind back in your sails, the citrus fruits in Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico 2014, Italy (£5.75, Asda) are enhanced with hints of blanched almonds and a slight bitterness on the finish, with just enough acidity to make it a perfect aperitif. [...]

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Bella Le Marche wine subject of this year's Vancouver International Wine Festival

Bella Le Marche wine subject of this year's Vancouver International Wine Festival | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Mancinelli. Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Superiore DOC. Marche. 2013. $29.99
"This wine is so unique! Medium-bodied and floral-toned, it should be slightly chilled before serving. Look for crunchy cherries, purple berries and dried roses on the palate. Match it with orange and fennel-scented sausage."

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The theme country is Italy for this year's Vancouver International Wine Festival, and never has a festival sold out so quickly.

On The Coast's master of wine, Barbara Philip, says wine lovers are drawn to the depth, diversity and quality of what Italy has to offer.

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Verdicchio: Venerable Italian grape makes light yet often seductively fleshy white wines

Verdicchio: Venerable Italian grape makes light yet often seductively fleshy white wines | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Grape has earned its ‘cool’ status thanks to the growing global interest in indigenous Italian varieties – and the work of many quality-centric young producers
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Verdicchio presented to Canadians

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Le Marche Wines in Russia: Il Conte Villa Prandone, "Conterosso", Rosso Piceno DOC

Le Marche Wines in Russia: Il Conte Villa Prandone, "Conterosso", Rosso Piceno DOC | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Wine Il Conte Villa Prandone, "Conterosso", Rosso Piceno DOC, Region: Italy Marche, producer: Il Conte Villa Prandone, type of wine : Red Dry, volume: 750, Grape varieties: Montepulciano Sangiovese [...]

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Le Marche Winemakers, your attention, please. This is an extraordinary internet site that sells also the undiscovered Le Marche wines in Russia and has a portfolio that includes more than 10,000 names of alcoholic beverages, wines, champagne and spirits imported into Russia


More: http://eng.winestyle.ru 

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Colle Stefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2013 Reviewed on Delectable

Colle Stefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2013 Reviewed on Delectable | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Really, a producer I revisit year after year, Colle Stefano's Verdicchio di Matelica is not only organically produced, but it also offers excellent value for money. The 2013 boasts compelling notes of lime zest and pine resin that gracefully play against lighter notes of orange blossom. What follows is crisp, refreshing acidity that tapirs to chalky, saline notes. The mid-palate is nicely rounded out with citrusy notes, perhaps a touch of white grapefruit and even Kaffir lime leaf.

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Le Marche wine reviewed on Delectable a Wine application. Delectable instantly recognizes any wine from a photo so you can learn about what you’re drinking, get expert recommendations, and have your favorites delivered to your door.

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The 20 best Italian recipes: part 1

The 20 best Italian recipes: part 1 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Liven up your home cooking with pasta and meat recipes from top chefs including Giorgio Locatelli, all selected by Observer Food Monthly [...]

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The Guardian presents the 20 best recipes submitted by as many important chefs very oriented on Italian food. I choose for me the one of Ann & Franco Taruschio "spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli" because so simple to prepare in these summer nights without anything in the fridge, because the recipe represents a little bit the south of the Marche where it is called "oglie aglie" and because Franco has origins Marchigiane

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The Guardian presents the 20 best recipes submitted by as many important chefs very oriented on Italian food. I choose for me the one of Ann & Franco Taruschio "spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli" because so simple to prepare in these summer nights without anything in the fridge, because the recipe represents a little bit the south of the Marche where it is called "oglie aglie" and because Franco has origins Marchigiane

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Saggiolo, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G., Vini Santa Liberata

Saggiolo, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G., Vini Santa Liberata | Wines and People | Scoop.it

This wine shines in a straw-yellow colour and you will notice the scent of white and yellow fruits like apple, banana, pineapple and wisteria. It is dry with good body and a light almond ending, characteristic of this wine.

Grape-vine: Pecorino 100%

Vineyard of Carassai

Serving temperature: 12 °C

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You meet the vineyards Santa Liberata along the southern side of the Aso Valley near Carassai, in what was once the swampy flood plain of a river, navigable in Roman times. A fortunate territory very fertile. Is here that it takes its body this Pecorino DOCG, only 150 meters above sea level but in a unique microclimate, tempered by the river and swept by winds in both directions east-west.

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