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Aurora - Wines made by hippy-like comune

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The Aurora wines from the Marche are made by a strange hippy-like comune done Italian style, with a focus on an entire ‘utopian’ approach to a self-sustaining lifestyle, including farming and winemaking. These are interesting wines but they will not win over newbies to the naturalist camp.

  • The 2011 Passerina (made with the so-named grape) was a low-toned orchard fruit wine, with a waxy moutfeel. It is interesting wine but lacks expression, focusing more on the textural experience. I was not enamored with this wine as it seemed to lack vivacity. $23. Good+.
  • The 2011 Offida Fiobbo (made with 100% Pecorino) is particularly delicious, though undeniably unusual. A very funk driven nose turns into a thick, unctuous waxy powerhouse of a wine, with noticeable oak influence on the palate that is filled with nuts and wax. Very Good to Very Good+. $31.
  • The 2011 Marche Rosso Superior was big and fruity. It’s a tasty and accessible wine for the $32 it costs. Very Good.
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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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