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Best Wines of Le Marche: Terra Cruda, Ortaia, Pergola Rosso Doc

Best Wines of Le Marche: Terra Cruda, Ortaia, Pergola Rosso Doc | Wines and People |

Red ruby with pomegranate highlights, clear and consistent. Intense aroma and complex enough, with hints of strawberry, blackberry, iris, violet and carnation. Hints of spices such as white pepper, cinnammon and cloves. To the taste it is dry, warm, soft enough, fresh and with good tannicity. Well balanced.

Area of production: Fratterosa PU, Le Marche, Italy

Grape: Vernaccia di Pergola(Biotipo di Aleatico) Sangiovese
Vineyard: Morico, Ortaia and Frescuccio vineyards
Cultivable area: 6 ha
Vineyard plant: 270×0.80
Vineyard location: 400 mt above sea level
Vineyard exposure: South / South-West
Cultivation system: Spurred cordon
Age of production facilities: 5 years old in average
Harvesting time: end of September/first half of October
Harvesting method: Manual grape harvest in small crates
Soil type: Clayey with rich presence of sand
Density of planting: 5.500 Vines/ ha Yield/ha 80 q.
Vinification: Selection of grapes during the picking phase and in winery through a vibrant table and a selection table. Prolongued maceration for more than 20 days and piegeage. Thermo regulated vinification and fermentation in inox barrel. Ageing for at least 1 year in barriques and fining in bottle.
Maturation: part of the wine in oak barrique
containing 225 l. for 16/18
Refinement: at least 4 months in bottle
ABV: 14%
Serving temperature: 18°C

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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.
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