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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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Ciprea 2015
Offida Pecorino Doc, Poderi Capecci San Savino

Ciprea 2015<br/>Offida Pecorino Doc, Poderi Capecci San Savino | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Simone Capecci is one of the young winemakers who are playing a key role in the rebirth of Piceno wines. His vineyards are in the areas of Acquaviva Picena and Offida, among the best for winegrowing in the region. While the area is best known for its reds, there is also a long tradition of producing white wines beginning with Pecorino. Being a convinced champion and protector of local varieties, Simone could not overlook this grape and he has become a point for reference for this wine.

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Made from Pecorino and aged in stainless steel. The wine has a bright, straw-yellow color and while still very young, it already has a complex aroma with notes of peat, iodine and white pepper. The mouthfeel is salty and fresh with a bold yet agile and dynamic structure. The finish is long, sharp and has great personality.

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The Italian White Wine You Have Never Heard About But You Really Should Drink

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. The pecorino grape, 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".

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The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion - Angus MacKinnon AFP - 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

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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The Pecorino Wine is trendy - by the MalayMail

The Pecorino Wine is trendy - by the MalayMail | Wines and People | Scoop.it

VERONA, April 13 — As he swirls a glass of yellowy green wine made from the trendy pecorino grape, Fabio Centini purrs with enthusiasm.

“I hadn’t even heard of this grape 15 years ago,” the Italian-born chef-restaurateur from Calgary, Canada tells AFP between slurps at a tasting of top pecorinos from the Offida area of the Marche region. [...]

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Happy to read on the pages of the MalayMail the Pecorino Wine is trendy. The online version of the Malaysian newspaper is not the only webe site to publish the article : http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/salute-italy-toasts-booming-wine-trade/article/462712 e qui http://www.thelocal.it/20160413/salute-italy-toasts-booming-wine-trade 

 

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Pecorino wine introduced to US

Pecorino wine introduced to US | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Pecorino is a wine grape too. Every single person we’ve spoken to has asked us if we’re confused, or mispronouncing the grape, or just off our rockers. And who can blame them? [...]

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<<Pecorino is a high quality Italian grape, that nobody knows about>> This is a nice article because, without bias and with the sincere enthusiasm of discovery, reveals, not limited by a reverential deference, the extraordinary nature of one of the incredible product of Le Marche Hills (the omission of the Chietine ones is only mine due to a pure italian parochial sentiment).

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Pecorino: not the cheese but the crisp white wines made from this Italian grape

Pecorino: not the cheese but the crisp white wines made from this Italian grape | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Native to the region of Marche on the inside knee of Italy’s boot, the pecorino grape came close to vanishing before its rediscovery in the 1980s [...]

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What would you say if today was re-discovered as a vine similar to the one can prepare the extraordinary Chablis? Some people turn up their noses. Too good to happen, too nice to know an extraordinary wine from its re-birth in the days ahead. This is what happened with Pecorino, and Le Marche is the lucky Region of Italy.

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Pecorino Wine - Marco Cavalieri, owner of Le Corti Dei Farfensi

This interview with Marco Cavalieri, owner of Le Corti dei Farfensi winery in the Marche region of Italy on the east coast. The winery is situated just outside the stunning mountain top town of Fermo and sits between the Adriatic sea and the Monti Sibillini mountain range. 

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Le Corti dei Farfensi is a family company founded by Marco Cavalieri, his wife Antonella and son Francesco Maria.
It is situated in the southern Marche region between the Adriatic Sea and the Sibillini Mountains, where Moresco, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy is found. 

http://www.lecortideifarfensi.it/ 

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Donna Orgilla, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G. Agrifiorano

Donna Orgilla, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G. Agrifiorano | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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.

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Putting Pecorino from Le Marche on the world map of wine

Putting Pecorino from Le Marche on the world map of wine | Wines and People | Scoop.it

People here, in and around the quaint village of Offida [Le Marche], seem seriously committed to putting this rare grape variety firmly on the world map of wine. With it they have a story to tell and, more importantly, their ticket to get into impenetrable export markets. [...]

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Pecorino the Grape, Not the Cheese

Pecorino the Grape, Not the Cheese | Wines and People | Scoop.it

This is a little gem out of Italy. It is a white wine that we don’t get to see much of here in North America, and wine lovers should try one any chance they get just for the experience. This one was worthy of going and getting more.

It’s called Pecorino. That’s the name of the grape that makes up the deliciousness in this bottle and is mostly grown in Abruzzo or Marche. [...]

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Tenuta Santori Helianthus Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G. Organic

Tenuta Santori Helianthus Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G. Organic | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Straw-yellow color with lime green reflections. Its aroma is of yellow and exotic fruits. Excellent minerally and savory. Persistent and steely, without loosing elegance. Adaptable to a aging in bottle. Enduring. matches with fish and seasoned cheeses.

Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G. Organic wine - 13 % vol. 100% Pecorino

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Tenuta Santori is a certified organic farm of Ripatransone, in the heart of the Piceno hills.
It is a young and active farm which looks into the future though keep its roots in a tradition which belongs to a land where wine has always been good.
There are about thirty hectares where olive trees and vineyards are cultivated following strictly the guidelines of the organic farming and where native grape varieties of this area are selected such as Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Pecorino, Passerina and Trebbiano.

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#MadeinMarche Wines: Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G., Costadoro, San Benedetto del Tronto

#MadeinMarche Wines: Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G., Costadoro, San Benedetto del Tronto | Wines and People | Scoop.it

OFFIDA PECORINO D.O.C.G.
Alcohol Content: 13,50% Vol.
Grape Variety: 100% Pecorino
Ageing Process in Barrels: min. 6 months
Colour: Intense straw-yellow with noticeable golden nuances, rich and bright taste
Bouquet: Intense and sweet notes of ripe yellow fruit and yellow small roses with vanilla flavour, the olfactory spectrum is medium complex and refined.
Taste: It is dry, warm, soft, fresh and full-flavoured, with the same vanilla flavours as the direct scent.
Food to serve with: The wine is mature and ideal with elegant and spicy fish dishes, roast white meats and semi-mature cheese
Temperature: To be served at 12°-14°C in large glasses

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PECORINO Wine: The Rediscovery

PECORINO Wine: The Rediscovery | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The Pecorino would not have been rediscovered were it not for guido cocci grifoni’s foresight, tenacity, and clear vision. As long ago as the early eighties, he swam against the current of market trends that favoured investment into enhancing the volume rather than the quality of the production, and that preferred international varieties over native vines: he was able to keep faith with the potential of the wine from the pecorino vine. the doc recognition, obtained in 2001, was a mark of the success of his approach. [...]

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The wine which takes the name from the lace workers of Offida in Le Marche

The wine which takes the name from the lace workers of Offida in Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Pecorino wine is the type of wine one discovers in a small wine shop. Gerald Weisel has been running Weimax for more than 40 years. His wine journeys take him all over the world in search of wine “with soul.” The 2015 Ciù Ciù Pecorino Offida is one of his great wine discoveries. This wine is 100% Pecorino, a grape grown in the Marche and Abruzzo regions of Italy. It has low yields, and many of the old Pecorino vineyards have been replaced by more productive-yielding grapes. The producer is Azienda Vitmnicola  Ciù Ciù. The Pecorino vineyards are certified organic. [...]

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The wine which takes the name from the lace workers of Offida that  weave together the threads, with precise and quick movement of their fingers. 

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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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Bored with pinot grigio? Try these Le Marche white wines instead

Bored with pinot grigio? Try these Le Marche white wines instead | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Then there’s pecorino, named after the sheep that graze in the eastern Marche vineyards, which is having a bit of a moment. Its crisp white-pepper and lemon zest looks set to refresh us plenty over the summer. 

And I like the lemony whites of the Soave region and gluggable, lime-laced verdicchio. [...]

 

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The Telegraph suggests pecorino and verdicchio from Le Marche as alternatives to pinot grigio

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Gurvinder Bhatia: branch out beyond pinot grigio to try other white wines

Gurvinder Bhatia: branch out beyond pinot grigio to try other white wines | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Le Marche Wine in Canada: Edmontonians love their pinot grigio. That's not surprising since pinot grigio from Italy is the number one imported white wine into Canada. I did a random search of 10 local wine lists, and every wine list that included an Italian white listed a pinot grigio.

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Le Marche wine in Canada: Verdicchio and Pecorino presented as good alternatives to Pinot Grigio

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Pecorino Grape Harvest, 2015!

Pecorino Grape Harvest, 2015! | Wines and People | Scoop.it

The 2015 pecorino (indigenous white grape from our area in Marche) is in!  With a little help from our friends, we managed to harvest 3.75 tons… cluster by cluster, bucket by bucket!  Our young vines are not quite at 40% of full capacity, but they’re doing well.  And the berries were beautiful and perfectly ripe.

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This year could be a special vintage for Pecorino in Le Marche 

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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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Pecorino? Isn’t that a cheese?

Pecorino? Isn’t that a cheese? | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Yes indeeda delicious sheep’s cheese to be exact. Pecora is the Italian word for sheep, and thus they produce a cheese called Pecorino. In the Central Eastern regions of Italy, Pecorino also happens to be the name of a native grape varietal that originated high at the base of the Sibillini Mountains. [...]

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The rather curiously named Pecorino cultivar (also called Uva Pecorina and Uva delle Pecore literally, the “sheep grape”) used for the DOC Offida Pecorino, certainly has ancient roots in Piceno, for it was grown mainly along the shores below Monte Sibillini, as we can see in the Bollettino Ampelografico of 1875. [source]

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Aurai 2011, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G., Paolini e Stanford

Aurai 2011, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G., Paolini e Stanford | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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.

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New awards for the white wine Pecorino Merlettaie | Azienda Vitivinicola Ciù Ciù

New awards for the white wine Pecorino Merlettaie | Azienda Vitivinicola Ciù Ciù | Wines and People | Scoop.it

New awards for CIÙ CIÙ Winery. The white wine Merlettaie Offida D.O.C.G. Pecorino 2014 has been awarded with the "Gran Menzione" at the Vinitaly 2015 International Wine Competition. This mention confirms the quality, the excellence and the innovation of this Company based in Offida (AP) - Le Marche region.

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Danù, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G, Vini Costadoro

Danù, Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G, Vini Costadoro | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Colour: Intense straw-yellow with noticeable golden and bright hues, rich taste.
Bouquet: Intense and sweet notes of ripe yellow fruit and yellow small roses with vanilla flavour, the olfactory spectrum is medium complex and refined.
Taste: It is dry, warm, soft fresh and full-flavoured, with the same vanilla flavours as the direct scent.
How to Serve: Food to serve with: This wine is mature and ideal with elegant and spicy fish dishes, roast white meats and semi-mature cheese
Temperature: To be served at 12°-14°C in large glasses.

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Offida Pecorino DOCG, Poderi dei Colli

Offida Pecorino DOCG, Poderi dei Colli | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Autochthonous vine with white grapes once common only in the hilly and mountainous areas, the Pecorino finds nowadays its place of choice on the cool hills of the Piceno in the Region Marche and, rediscovered and appreciated, he reveals organoleptic characteristics first unexpressed.
The farm offers his interpretation of the Pecorino, wine-made in purity. It is a wine which holds the character and tradition of the territory, and contains important approvals also abroad, thanks to its fruity and floral aromas and the pleasant acid taste.

Straw yellow with greenish hues, intense aroma with floreal, ripe yellow fruit and a good note of minerality. In the mouth it is fresh and the body, of good taste and smell. Pair with appetizers, first courses, cheeses and, of course, seafood.

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Fenèsia, Offida Pecorino DOCG, Terra Fageto, Le Marche

Fenèsia, Offida Pecorino DOCG, Terra Fageto, Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it
  • Fenèsia - Offida Pecorino DOCG - Organic Wine
  • Origin: Offida Pecorino D.O.C.G.
  • Grape variety: 100% Pecorino
  • Aging: Two months in bottles
  • Yield per hectare: 70 hl
  • Growing area: Estate ownership in the township of Campofilone
  • Production density: 3800 vines/ha
  • Soil composition: Soil derives from sea fossil sediments and clay
  • Elevation: 250 m. ASL
  • Vinification: The harvest begins in the first week of September. It is picked by hand using small wooden boxes and then hand selected choosing only the best grapes. Then they are immediately transferred to the cellar where they are destemmed and softly pressed. To induce natural clarification the must is kept for about sixteen hours at 10°C. It is then transferred to stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks where the fermentation occurs at a temperature not exceeding 18°C. Following this phase the wine is transferred and stored in steel barrels to induce a spontaneous clarification and until it is bottled.
  • Sensory Analysis: Pale straw yellow color, floral perfume with a pleasant citrus taste. Best accompanied by fish dishes. Serving temperature 12°-15°C.
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