As we look forward to celebrating Dad this weekend consider giving him a gift from one of the many special, family owned and operated wineries in the the world.
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Wines and People
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.
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
As we look forward to celebrating Dad this weekend consider giving him a gift from one of the many special, family owned and operated wineries in the the world.
One of the oldest family wineries in the Marche region of Italy, Garofoli has been producing wine for pilgrims visiting the area since 1871. In 1901 the winery was established to help produce wine for sales commercially. Today the fifth generation of the Garofoli family run the winery, which has built their reputation on producing premium quality Verdicchio thanks to the chalk and clay filled soils of the region. Their Garofoli “Podium” Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC has intensity, character and racy freshness. Ripe citrus melds with white flower, soft herbs and honey notes with a long, inviting finish. $25, available at Jimmy’s.
Everyone has heard of Tuscany and Umbria but fewer people have heard of Marche which is the wine region just east of Umbria and right off the Adriatic Coast of Italy. Blessed with similar calcareous soils and those famous rolling hills, this is a region waiting to be discovered. Francesca’s Bryn Mawr will highlight this... Read more »
Bringing Le Marche to Chicago – Francesca’s Marche Wine Dinner
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. [...]
This sparkling wines which comes from the Marche could be the next big sparkling phenomenon in Britain’s grocers. Discover why.
2014 Colle Stefano Verdicchio di Matelica
Verdicchio is a fragrant, generous white variety grown in the Marche, in central Italy, where it makes a wine of irresistible charm and vibrancy. This one is from Matelica, from hillside vineyards more inland than its other common DOC, Castelli di Jesi; the wine has a slightly cooler aspect, though it still gives off a scent of lemon zest and citrus blossom. The flavors are deeper, more toward tangerine, offset by a salty mineral tang. About $17 at the Wine House, Woodland Hills Wine Merchant and Wally's. [...]
The Los Angeles Times put Verdicchio di Matelica from Le Marche among the Italy's white wines to taste a sunny spring day
Andrea Felici 2014 Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi "Classico Superiore" from Marche ($17.99). The importer says... "Practicing organic viticulture, no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used. Grapes are harvested by hand, the clusters are gently placed in small boxes and the grapes are pressed within a few hours after they have been removed from the vine. Temperature controlled fermentation is achieved without oxygen. Certification-in conversion. The wine matures and mellow in cement and stainless steel vats for a period much longer than the minimum prescribed by regulations."
This has a rating of 91 points from Vinous Media (July 2015) with this review... "Medium straw-yellow. White flowers and almond dominate the nose. Enters the mouth juicy and fresh, then turns bigger and rounder, showing a suave, glyceral mouthfeel to the ripe apple and pear flavors. Laser-like acidity keep this wine light and lively on the palate. The finish is long and extremely saline. Drink: 2015-2019.
"Leopardo Felici has a great hand with the Verdicchio grape, producing two of the Marche's best white wines. Clearly, the vineyard location in the cool-climate, hilly area between Apiro and Cupramontana is a big help, as the wines have high natural acidity, a strong mineral overlay and wonderful clarity. But strong viticultural and winemaking skills also play a role. Felici is one of the few producer of 'vino biologico' in Italy talented enough to avoid making wines with off-putting aromas, and his decision not to use oak (only stainless steel and cement vats are used) also contributes to the precision of the wines. Andrea Felici is a name to watch in Italian wine circles." (Ian D'Agata, Vinous Media, July 2015)
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. [...]
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
Angelini, Pergola Rosso DOC, 2014, from the Marche region of Italy will wow with its aromas. [...]
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/]
As legend goes, around 1983 a local grower rediscovered the vines in an abandoned vineyard, and by the early 2000’s winemakers were turning out fine Pecorinos, mostly consumed locally. Fortunately for us, the wines are now exported to the U.S., though you may have to search diligently to find them. [...]
The legendary wine of Le Marche finally in US.
When I was first invited to meet with Angela Velenosi, owner of Velenosi Winery in Le Marche, I was intrigued by her name. Having studied Italian, the word velenosi struck an immediate cord; we had…
Tracy Ellen Kamens meets Angela Velenosi and offers short tasting notes of the Velenosi wines.
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. [...]
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: [...]
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.
Wine is a serious matter in the Marche. There are roughly 14,200 estates in the region, working with about 17,000 hectares of vines. Although cooperatives do exist, wine production is very much a family affair. Roughly 80% of the Marche’s wines are DOC or DOCG, a fact that does not guarantee quality in and of itself (individual producer skill is important) but illustrates the region’s potential. In fact, the region is blessed with many high-quality native grape varieties and unique terroirs. Even better, the average level of quality is quite high, which means that finding a truly bad wine is difficult. A handful of overoaked and rustic reds are still being made, but for the most part the Marche’s wines deserve to be on shopping lists of wine lovers everywhere. [...]
A nice article about Le Marche Wine and hence is an ideal proposition for those interested in starting or expanding a business in the sector.
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."
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.
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.
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....
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.
Le Marche wine in Canada: Verdicchio and Pecorino presented as good alternatives to Pinot Grigio
By director Jim Fitzpatrick. The LCBO takes you on journey through the wine styles of Central Italy. Join Michael Fagan in part two of a three-episode series...
Le Marche Wines revealed
The Boston Wine Expo, coming February 13-14, includes many exciting events, one of which is a special dinner on the 13th (Saturday) at Boston’s Seaport Hotel, hosting San Giovanni’s Wine Dinner with a special menu from Chef Robert Tobin. One of the highlights will be Mushroom Cavatelli “cacao e pepe” paired with Leo Guelfus Rosso Piceno Superiore 2011. Other treats include Beef Braciolo which will be paired with the winery’s Gyo, Ross Piceno 2014. A Tiramisu for dessert comes with Marta, Brut Passerina. [...]
Marco Scapagnini is promoting Le Marche Wines in Boston.
This guy seems to have the best job of the world.
Marco Scapagnini is an expert tour operator, as well as a food and wine journalist who focuses on authentic Italian regional specialties. He has spent the last years between Italy and the United States, (among other activities) consulting, informing and promoting Le Marche Wines.
Specialty Wine Company was born out of a desire to bring to the United State a collection of wine that mirrors Italys diversity, focusing on artisan level estate bottled wine that reflects the personality of the winemaker in every bottle. Popular wines like Pinot Grigio and Barolo, and alternative choices such as Prosecco or Dolcetto, are representations of the variety of wine regions, and quality of products available through Specialty Wine Company. Try a bottle, and experience a taste of Italy here in the U.S.A.!
What do old wines taste like? And... the question we're all wondering: are old wines better than young wines?
Learn how wines age by observing a single wine (a Merlot) produced for nearly 30 years from the same vineyard by the same winery. What you'll discover might surprise you, it certainly surprised us. [...]
To learn about the qualities of the nectar produced in this region, I asked for help to an organization called ‘AIS Marche’. The ‘Italian Sommelier Association’ was founded back in the 70’s with the purpose of spreading the culture of wine and to set expert professionals through qualification courses, wine tastings, themed seminars and study tours at the wineries.
The greatest pride of AIS Marche organization are the ‘Sommeliers Marche Magazine ‘and the book ‘Le Marche nel Bicchiere’ (aka: “Le Marche in a glass”) whose launch for the year 2016, will be held at the theater of Materica (MC) on December 13. [...]
It is available in the book shops and amazon (9,90€) the eighth edition of the publication "Le Marche nel Bicchiere 2016," the guide - realized by the Associazione Sommelier Marche (Le Marche Sommelier Association) with the Regional support.
I live in Le Marche, Italy, a lesser known region situated along the Adriatic coast east of Tuscany and Umbria. Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, said in a recent book that if she was buying a home in Italy today, she would buy in Le Marche. [...]
An article about Le Marche and its extraordinary wines by real enthusiastic about this fabulous territory an American ex-pat living there but also a former Italian wine importer with a passion for sparkling wines.
The Bouquet is Intense, persistent , fruity, spicy and lightly balsamic with inkling of ripe red fruit, cherry and vanilla.
In the mouth has Palpitating notes of cherry, tobacco, licorice, pepper and vanilla… its persistent flavor, warm and full bodied, make it a decisive and harmonic wine at the same time.
Serving temperature 18° C
A Rosso Piceno from Le Marche but not from the best known area, Cantine Saputi is located in Colmurano in the province of Macerata within the beautiful area of the Comunità Montana dei Monti Azzurri.
An infographic exploring some of the many potential wine pairings with different spices and herbs. More often than not, it's the herbs and spices in a dish that makes a wine pairing taste so good.
Herb and Spice Pairings with Wine.
Normally people drink beer with Indian, Mexican, African, Asian, or Caribbean foods because is refreshing, and it does not contrast with the fiery flavors of chillies, herbs, spices and sauces.
Pairing wine with hot and spicy foods can be extremely daunting.
But all is not lost. Here an infographic with few simple guidelines to enhance both the wine and the food.
The temperature in New York City is plunging, and it's a good time to expand your collection of red wine to warm you and your guests. This autumn, why not look beyond Bordeaux, Burgundy, and even Tuscany to try the wonderful red wines of Le Marche? [...]
This is a fantastic way to promote Le Marche Wines in US. An article on the Examiner.com can appear on 238 markets throughout the United States and parts of Canada in two putative national editions, one for each country. The Examiner.com is a media company based in Denver, Colorado, that operates a network of local news websites which use Amateur professionals (shortened to pro-am) contributors blogs for content. Velenosi Winery, based in Ascoli Piceno, scored a huge hit. If I were you, dear Le Marche wine exporters, I would take note of this insight and contact Diane Letulle Manhattan Wine Examiner.
That Marche wine producer Angela Velenosi sees wine “…as an art capable of making you dream…” becomes a very natural part the Velenosi Vini storyline from which is drawn inspiration that spans wine production, company management, and work/life balance. [...]
Here the Vintrospective description of Velenosi Wines: Velenosi Vini, located in Italy’s region of Le Marche, has been named one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wineries of Italy and has received prestigious awards from Decanter, Parker, Tre Bicchieri, Luca Maroni, to name a few. Velenosi herself was elected President of Consorzio Vini Piceni in 2014. Attilio Pagli, one of Decanter magazine’s 30 Best Winemakers in the World, acts as consulting winemaker at Velenosi Vini.