The passerine wine has a brilliant straw-yellow colour with greenish nuances. This wine reveals ripe pomes notes with background of almond blossom and tropical shades.
Excellent for aperitif, raw seafood and delicate first cours
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
The Ciù Ciù winery is certified organic and since the 2014 vintage, the wine is certified vegan. The winery is located in the middle of the Piceno hills, at Offida (Ascoli Piceno). It is in the Rosso Superiore production area and its vineyards extend over 150 hectares. [...]
Charles Scicolone tells you about a Le Marche winery named Ciù Ciù. Charles Scicolone is a wine consultant and develops wine lists for restaurants and individuals. He also teaches an extensive series of wine courses and hosts culinary tours to Italy.
It is the rising star of Italian wine, a greeny-gold white starting to earn an international reputation for its distinctive minerally edge and ageing potential. The pecorino grape, which shares its name with one of Italy's best-known cheeses, might not even exist but for the vision of a trailblazing pioneer fondly remembered by his daughters as being "a little bit crazy".
The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion - Angus MacKinnon AFP - Guido Cocci Griffoni is revered as a hero of Italian viticulture and his native region of Marche for having hauled the ancient grape back from the brink of extinction.
I'll Drink to That: Ampelio Bucci of Bucci Winery. Episode 369 of I'll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Ampelio Bucci, the owner of the Bucci winery in the Marche region of Italy. Ampelio Bucci made a key move for the Marche region in the 1970s when he decided that his winery there would focus on high quality wines from the local Verdicchio grape variety. Most of his contemporaries in the zone were busy turning out schlock in large quantities, but Ampelio went in another direction. [...]
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Traveling to Europe for a summer vacation? If you cannot afford to go abroad, try some of these European wines for a staycation on your back patio instead. I love European vacations, and for this staycation of wine, I have chosen three of my favorite wine countries: Italy, France and Spain. I've traveled to each of these countries' wine regions numerous times and cannot wait to return — there is always something new to learn with wine.
Pecorino Collevite, Le Marche: a suggested wine to forget an unwanted "staycation"
Stella Flora is a Pecorino, Passerina, Trebbiano and Malvasia blend that reveals attractive old gold nuances thanks to an unusual cellar technique.
A white wine from Le Marche with the gold inside
Offida (Italy) (AFP) - It is the rising star of Italian wine, a greeny-gold white starting to earn an international reputation for its distinctive minerally edge and ageing potential.
Yet pecorino, which shares its name with one of Italy's best-known cheeses, might not even exist but for the vision of a trailblazing pioneer fondly remembered by his daughters as being "a little bit crazy".
The late Guido Cocci Griffoni is revered as a hero of Italian viticulture and his native region of Marche for having hauled the ancient grape back from the brink of extinction. [...]
Le Marche Wine promoted in Australia | The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion
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
Then there’s pecorino, named after the sheep that graze in the eastern Marche vineyards, which is having a bit of a moment. Its crisp white-pepper and lemon zest looks set to refresh us plenty over the summer.
And I like the lemony whites of the Soave region and gluggable, lime-laced verdicchio. [...]
The Telegraph suggests pecorino and verdicchio from Le Marche as alternatives to pinot grigio
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.
Pecorino has Italian acidity but also an amazing fullness on the palate for a crisp white.
The Democrat & Chronicle suggests you to give a try to the Pecorino Wine as the best choice after Fiano di Avellino, Falanghina, Greco di Tufo, Verdejo, Assyrtiko, Seyval Blanc, Vinho Verde, Roussanne, Torrontes and Picpoul de Pinet. I am sure in a short while this wine will climb some position, and you?
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)
Lacrima di Morro d'Alba: Typical of the Marche region, this is an aromatic red grape and the wines tend to be dark with aromas of roses, lavender and spice, with flavours of dark berries, quite fresh, with firm tannins and a mouth-watering quality. ook for wines from Marotti Campi and Mancinelli.
Lacrima di Morro d'Alba among several Italian red wines that people should make an effort to seek out. Lacrima di Morro d'Alba can be easily recognized by a persistant violet flavour. An original Italian wine, produced in 6 municipalities of Le Marche.
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.
Our infographic shows how intertwined food and wine are in Italy, displaying each region's most famous dish along with its most popular wine.
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