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2011 ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica | Marche, Italy

2011 ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica | Marche, Italy | Wines and People |

My wine tasting earlier this month at Nectar Wine Lounge featured italian wines from across the country. It was featured on Sosh and brought wine lovers together to taste wine from the 3rd largest wine producer in the world. In case you’re interested in joining, I post all my events through britneyhc, so you can follow me there.

The intent here was to keep my guests treading lightly, rather than deep diving into the ocean of wines that originate in Italy. My selection was thoughtful, as I wanted to represent different regions of the country, but also enable you to visit a local wine shop or address a menu and have a reasonable idea of what your selection might be.

The process of picking a great wine is much more enjoyable, memorable and recognizable when you have a point of reference.

2011 ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica Marche, Italy

Interesting Italian white with a cult following. I found this wine by chance, and fell in love with the stone fruit, crisp feel, and amazing aroma. This wine is made with organically grown Verdicchio grapes.

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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers and gourmets from the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, a first DOCG of the Region, to the Pecorino or Passerina, rediscovered wines that recently hit the headlines. Also the Rosso Conero and Rosso Conero Riserva DOCG wines, two great reds native to the vineyards of just seven municipalities in the Le Marche province of Ancona. The Le Marche where all these wines are found have mountains and hills gently sloping down to the coast, a great terroir, essential for the growth of great wines. In 2012, Le Marche produced 920,000 hl (10.2 million cases) of wine. There are 16 DOC and 5 DOCG wines, these spread throughout the Marche region, thus confirming the high level of quality reached by this wonderful regions wine production. 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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