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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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Moncaro – Marche Rosso IGT Terre Cortesi, 2015

Moncaro – Marche Rosso IGT Terre Cortesi, 2015 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

An intense ruby-red wine in colour. It has a fruity and floral bouquet with hints of wild berries.

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Le Marche Wine in UK: Moncaro – Marche Rosso IGT Terre Cortesi, 2015

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Moncaro: Doctor Wine suggests you an affordable Le Marche Winery

Moncaro: Doctor Wine suggests you an affordable Le Marche Winery | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Moncaro is a major and famous wine cooperative in the area of Jesi which just turned 50. Its wines are distinguished by their reliability and affordability, something that makes it a very interesting ‘name brand’ for those who do not want to max-out their credit card at their wine shop. The numbers are also noteworthy, especially in regard to Verdicchio, which is the house specialty. [...]

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If "Verde di Ca' Rupte" and "Le Vele" don't mean anything for you, maybe you are a generous spendthrift of wine and this article will never be of your interest.

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In The Land of Verdicchio with a drone videocamera

In the land of Verdicchio is a project video presented at  the last Vinitaly in Verona by the winery Cantina Moncaro

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Le Marche Wine in the UK Market | Marche Rosato IGP, Rosaspina, Moncaro

Le Marche Wine in the UK Market | Marche Rosato IGP, Rosaspina, Moncaro | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The grapes are grown on vines situated primarily on hillsides along the valley of the Esino River in the heart of the Marche and Conero area. After the grapes are harvested partly by hand and partly by machine, the free-run must if drawn off after brief skin contact, and followed by a light press and fermentation at controlled temperatures. The wine is then matured for 3 months in steel tanks.

A luminous pink colour with salmon highlights, the aromas are deep and rich recalling wild cherry, sorb apple and musky blossoms. On the palate there is appreciable dryness with the savoury fruit and crispness creating a notable balance.

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How to find a decent wine in convenience stores - Telegraph

How to find a decent wine in convenience stores - Telegraph | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Many a bad wine has been whisked last minute from a local supermarket shelf: let my speedy guide spare you the pain.
The quick dart into a convenience store for supper and a bottle of wine does not usually find us at our best. [...]
So I thought I'd do some of the work for you, by picking wines to try from the shelves of Tesco Express and Metro; Sainsbury's Local; Little Waitrose and M & S Simply Food stores. For extra authenticity, I went into the shops at the end of a working day, tired and cross, and chose wines partly by looking for whatever attractive label/good price combination might appeal if I knew nothing (and a few that I knew ought to be good). The ones that stood out – for bad as well as good reasons – are listed here.
Before I let the tasting notes speak for themselves, a word on price. Almost all these wines cost more in the small convenience outlets than in the main supermarket. Retailers say that this reflects the extra cost of running smaller local stores which often have longer opening hours, but I find some of those hikes – particularly the M & S ones – a little hard to swallow.

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School report: Some good, solid wines and performing better at the £5 end of things than I'd expected.
Best buys

  • Moncaro Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2011 Italy (12.5%,(12.5%, £5.85/£5.59) - Good. A clean, fresh verdant white that has a bit of grip, like grape skins. Super with food. Drank this with antipasti, including the River Café brown lentils and ricotta with rocket recipe. A real hit.
  • Italian Red Rich, Intense 2011 Puglia, Italy (12.5%, £5.22/£4.99)

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  • Spanish Dry white aromatic & citrus NV Spain (12%, £5.22/£4.99)
  • Fief Guérin Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu 2011 France (12%, £7.83/£7.49)

READ ABOUT Sainsbury's, Tesco, M&S +  WINES TO AVOID AND REVIEWS

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Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Italy

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Italy | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Verdicchio used to be a bone-dry fish-dish white, but the new confidence in Italian white winemaking is demonstrating what an excellent grape Verdicchio is – ripe golden yellow fruit almost like baked apples and peaches, kept fresh with the nip of apple peel and a sprig of mint and Adriatic dill.

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Le Marche wine firm Moncaro looking to expand distribution network in India

Le Marche wine firm Moncaro looking to expand distribution network in India | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Italian wine producer, Moncaro, is looking for new joint ventures in Delhi and Bengaluru to enhance distribution network for its wine in the country. [...]

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One of the most important wine producers in Le Marche try to enter the Indian Market. The article on the Business Standard reveals that the company is looking for a partner, but from the words of the President, Mr. Doriano Marchetti, we can understand they have found one important partner for the distribution in India

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Ofithe, Offida Passerina D.O.C.G., Moncaro

Ofithe, Offida Passerina D.O.C.G., Moncaro | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Moncaro

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi  Classico Moncaro | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Testing Notes: straw-yellow colour flecked with green, forward aromas of apple and citrus, especially grapefruit. Dry and smooth, which accentuates the wine’s freshness, with good support from the alcohol.

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Le Marche Wines: Moncaro

Le Marche Wines: Moncaro | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Italian wine at its best expression. That's what Moncaro offers to its Italian and international customers alike through a new collection of wines where the content in sulfites has been halved compared to the level allowed by law. This achievement is the result of an intense research work and substantial investments and was first announced during the most important Italian event dedicated to wines, Vinitaly 2014 - where Moncaro also obtained six special mentions for its wines. [...]

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Organic Wines Le Marche: Geos Rosso Piceno Moncaro

Organic Wines Le Marche: Geos Rosso Piceno  Moncaro | Wines and People | Scoop.it
  • Vineyards - Growing area: the Marche, in the province of Ascoli Piceno.
  • Location: the vineyards are sited nearby Acquaviva Picena town and are cultivated by using the biological techniques.
  • Age: varies from 8 to 30 years.
  • Soils: derived from alluvially-deposited seabed sediment, predominantly Plio-Pleistocene and Miocene, with predominance of sand and rock sloping down to the coast.
  • Aspect and elevation: on sunny hills at 200-350 m.
  • Grapes: 60% Montepulciano, 40% Sangiovese.
  • Training system: guyot and double guyot.
  • Vineyard density: 2.500-4.000 vines per hectare.
  • Yield: 100 q of grapes.
  • Harvest: hand-picked.
  • Vinification: fermentation at controlled temperature, maceration on the skins in steel tanks with daily pumpovers.
  • Maturation: partly in French oak barrels for 4 months
  • Appearance: ruby red colour tending to garnet at the rim.
  • Bouquet: soft fruit, well-ripened cherry melding impressively into subtler impressions of violet. Long and intense.
  • Palate: dry and sapid, its supple tannins and the alcoholic warmth create an admirable balance.
  • Cellaring - Its obvious youthful qualities best suit it to be enjoyed during its first year, but it give considerable pleasure even after 3-4 years.
  • Serving suggestions - Tomato sauce and ragout pasta, very good with bolognese lasagne and macaroni timbale. Perfect with porchetta (roast whole pig), shank of pork and veal stew.
  • Serving temperature - 16/18° C.
  • Alcohol: 12,5% vol.

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