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Le Marche: Land of Verdicchio

Le Marche: Land of Verdicchio | Wines and People |

Nowadays is a universally recognized excellence. Our land, our hills are the land of Verdicchio. Vineyards are reclined in a distance look like work of artist. Up to fifty / sixty years ago the landscape was dominated by vineyards married with maple trees, then the vineyards have been replaced characterizing our territory, hills and valleys above dell'Esino and Misa, extending towards the Musone in the south and the  Cesano in the north, in the heart of Le Marche region. Verdicchio especially in the last century and a half, since the wisdom of our farmers have discovered that this same vine could produce a unique wine despite the geomorphological and chemical characteristics of the soil. Ten varieties of white grapes and red grapes  were counted by the Ampelographic Commission in the Province of Ancona in 1871 and the production of red wines at the end of the nineteenth century exceeded white wines, thanks to widespread use of the Sangiovese grape. However, the "Verdicchio between the white could not be dethroned," acquiring, from decade to decade, the role of protagonist who was recognized in the late nineteenth century and the third decade of the twentieth century, especially in the taverns of Rome where it had served and spread by traders originating in Staffolo, Cupramontana and Maiolati. From the capital to other cities in Italy, Ancona, Milan and Turin, Verdicchio emerged as one of the most prestigious white wines up to the goals of excellence that today enjoys among connoisseurs and consumers.  A land make the Verdicchio, expressesing with its history and its traditions and its thickness of life

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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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