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Moroder, Le Marche | Tastemakers: A thirst for quality wine

Moroder, Le Marche | Tastemakers: A thirst for quality wine | Wines and People | Scoop.it

[...] Carl Hagstrand said the experience was fantastic. “We spent time at these family wineries and talked to the people who make the wine; we ate dinner with the families.” One of his favorite stops was at the Alessandro Moroder winery in Mount Conero National Park overlooking the Adriatic Sea. “My favorite memories,” Hagstrand said, “are eating many courses of the most amazing seafood at the local ristorante and going truffle hunting with Argo the dog.”

It’s those kind of wineries that excite Hagstrand. “These wines have a sense of place, of history, of authenticity,” he said. “Most of them also come from places that are sustainable, biodynamic or organic. And everything is family-owned. You’d be surprised how many things you can add to wine and still have it approved by the FDA. These wines are just grapes, yeast and oxygen. [...]

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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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Le Marche Wine as Gift ideas to lift the spirits of the red wine lover on your Christmas list

Le Marche Wine as Gift ideas to lift the spirits of the red wine lover on your Christmas list | Wines and People | Scoop.it

I made another Montepulciano discovery recently — the Ciu Ciu Oppidium. Hailing from the Marche region on Italy’s Adriatic coast, Oppidium is bio-dynamically farmed and 100 percent Montepulciano.
Picked late in the year, the wine has a slight “ripasso” character to it, which I love. The later harvest of slightly overripe grapes also soften the tannins, which I also appreciate. More delicate and elegant than the Masciarelli Montepulciano, the Oppidium is softer, sweeter, and ready to drink right now.

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Maceratino Bianco

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Maceratino Bianco | Wines and People | Scoop.it
This week's grape variety is Maceratino bianco from Le Marche, an incredible region that has been hard hit by the recent earthquakes in Central Italy. This variety grows in the provinces of Macerata, Ancona and Ascoli Piceno and can be used in Bianco Piceno and Bianco dei Colli Maceratesi. The grape variety is thought to…
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The southern Le Marche Wines speak Chinese at Vinitaly Hong Kong 2016

The southern Le Marche Wines speak Chinese at Vinitaly Hong Kong 2016 | Wines and People | Scoop.it
The picenos wines consortium will take part to the 2016 edition of   Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair. It’s one of the most important event of the wine sector in the Asian market, an  opportunity for interaction for the professionals of the wine and spirits world where create new connections and make stronger those which already exist.
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Marika: the Verdicchio that came in from the cold

Marika: the Verdicchio that came in from the cold | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Marika, a wine first produced by our company in 2009, is also available this year.  It  is a wine obtained through CRYO-MACERATION or cold maceration which is a technique whereby grape bunches are frozen before pressing thus enhancing all the characteristic aromas and taste of wines produced with this grape variety.  
It is a high-quality wine which evolves in time.  
Marika has been produced in 3,300 exclusive bottles with a glass stopper. [...]

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Marika: the Verdicchio that came in from the cold

Who says the Marche wine is traditionalist,  is wrong. There are companies that experience throughout all the territory of the Region. The last of these, able to deserve a prestigious award "Oscar Green" for young farmers, is the Socci's Winery from Castelplanio in the Ancona Province, with its unique Verdicchio obtained from cold maceration.

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Domaine Select presents Velenosi Winery in Le Marche

Domaine Select presents Velenosi Winery in Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Located just outside the town of Ascoli Piceno, Velenosi embodies the personality of the Marche region of Central Italy. Beginning 30 years ago with limited resources and minimal experience, the indefatigable Angela Velenosi, through sheer determination and perseverance, pushed the boundaries of expectations of the entire region.   Holding vineyards as varied as the … Continue reading Velenosi click on the photo

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DSWS represent wines and specialized spirits from around the world of the highest quality and which express immense character, particular to their origin. In this article you can discover the Velenosi Winery, one of the most representative of the Le Marche Region

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Ciprea 2015
Offida Pecorino Doc, Poderi Capecci San Savino

Ciprea 2015<br/>Offida Pecorino Doc, Poderi Capecci San Savino | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Simone Capecci is one of the young winemakers who are playing a key role in the rebirth of Piceno wines. His vineyards are in the areas of Acquaviva Picena and Offida, among the best for winegrowing in the region. While the area is best known for its reds, there is also a long tradition of producing white wines beginning with Pecorino. Being a convinced champion and protector of local varieties, Simone could not overlook this grape and he has become a point for reference for this wine.

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Made from Pecorino and aged in stainless steel. The wine has a bright, straw-yellow color and while still very young, it already has a complex aroma with notes of peat, iodine and white pepper. The mouthfeel is salty and fresh with a bold yet agile and dynamic structure. The finish is long, sharp and has great personality.

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Le Marche among The Italian Wine Regions You Should Visit Next by Condé Nast Traveler

Le Marche among The Italian Wine Regions You Should Visit Next by Condé Nast Traveler | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Looking for the next Chianti, Barolo, or Brunello? Oenophiles should plan a trip to one of these wine regions in Italy, chosen by experts as the next big thing. [...] 
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Le Marche among The Italian Wine Regions You Should Visit Next by Condé Nast Traveler

Verdicchio di Matelica (Marche): The vineyards of the Verdicchio di Matelica wine zone in Italy’s sweeping Marche region are worth a visit for the views alone—they’re planted on mineral-rich slopes that form part of the Apennine mountain range, some 1,400 feet above sea level. That soil-and-elevation combo means the Verdicchio produced here is brighter, sharper, and fresher than Verdicchio produced closer to the Adriatic coast, which tends toward the rounder and mellower. “Verdicchio di Matelica might be lesser known than other Verdicchios, but they’re more interesting because they have added minerality and structure,” says Tacconi.  [...]

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Le Marche and the First-time Tre Bicchieri winners - Gambero Rosso

Le Marche and the First-time Tre Bicchieri winners - Gambero Rosso | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Le Marche and the First-time Tre Bicchieri winners 

  • Offida Pecorino Guido Cocci Grifoni 2013 Tenuta Cocci Grifoni - very fresh on the nose, with notes resembling greens and anise: complex palate gracefully enlivened with saline counterpoints
  • Offida Rosso Vignagiulia 2013 Emanuele Dianetti - healthy fruit and acidic backbone, elegant and pleasantly juicy thanks to absolutely precise tannic extraction.
  • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Cl. Sup. Sabbionare 2015 Sabbionare - varietal notes, such as almond and acacia flowers, join with the freshness of citrus fruit and a hint of white peach: taut, continuous and saline on the palate.
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Emanuele Dianetti, Tenuta Cocci Grifoni and Azienda Sabbionare are the 3 first time 3 Bicchieri winners in Le Marche. Carassai, Ripatransone and Montecarotto now have another reason to be visited.

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Improve Your Wine Knowledge as a Beginner

Improve Your Wine Knowledge as a Beginner | Wines and People | Scoop.it

This guide intends to offer an outline on how to improve your wine knowledge (as a beginner) and includes certain activities that you can start tonight! [...]

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Moncaro – Marche Rosso IGT Terre Cortesi, 2015

Moncaro – Marche Rosso IGT Terre Cortesi, 2015 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

An intense ruby-red wine in colour. It has a fruity and floral bouquet with hints of wild berries.

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Le Marche Wine in UK: Moncaro – Marche Rosso IGT Terre Cortesi, 2015

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Harvest in Le Marche

Harvest in Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

CANTINA DEI COLLI RIPANI
Cantina dei Colli Ripani is a cooperative in Le Marche. It was founded in 1969 by a small group of farmers and has grown substantially in recent years to over 300 growers.
Monica from Cantina dei Colli Ripani says:
The harvest is going very well in the Marche this year- the sun is shining (last year we had late rains), the grapes are maturing excellently and the vines are healthy. This vintage is looking great! Look forward to the 2016 Pecorino, Offida Rosso and Rosso Piceno wines. [...]

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This article captures a moment in time, fall grape harvest 2016, through the comments from Le Marche grape-grower and wine-maker Colli Ripani.

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It's time to recognize what the versatile Verdicchio wines offer

It's time to recognize what the versatile Verdicchio wines offer | Wines and People | Scoop.it
For years, I have been saying that some of the best value wines in the world are grown in the Marche region of Italy. Located on the east-central coast of the country, along the Adriatic, Le Marche is still predominantly rural, with a strong agricultural spirit.
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Le Marche Wine in UK among Great wines under £20

Le Marche Wine in UK among Great wines under £20 | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Christelle Guibert and Decanter's tasting team search the key tastings to hunt down the best wine under £20 from supermarkets and wine merchants.
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Borgo Paglianetto, Petrara, Verdicchio di Matelica 2014 | Le Marche Wine in UK among Great wines under £20

This 25ha property believes in the potential of Verdicchio di Matelica, the little sister of the more popular Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. This is quite a serious style, with notes of citrus and crunchy apple, zippy acidity and a long finish. A great alternative to Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

Alc 12.5%

 

Taster: Christelle Guibert

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Umani Ronchi and the Conero “renaissance” according to Gambero Rosso - Umani Ronchi

Umani Ronchi and the Conero “renaissance” according to Gambero Rosso - Umani Ronchi | Wines and People | Scoop.it
In the edition that celebrates 30 years of “Guida ai Vini d’Italia”, Gambero Rosso dedicates a focus to the Conero area and to our winery
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New Le Marche Winemakers presented by the prestigious Napa Valley Register

New Le Marche Winemakers presented by the prestigious Napa Valley Register | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Brothers Andrea and Matteo Tomassetti, 39 and 30 years old, respectively, had spent considerable time in the olive oil business before deciding to branch out in wine.

 

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New Le Marche Winemakers presented by the prestigious Napa Valley Register 

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International Review of a Le Marche Wine: Tenuta De Angelis Rosso Piceno DOC 2015

International Review of a Le Marche Wine: Tenuta De Angelis Rosso Piceno DOC 2015 | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Estate: Located in Cossignano, in the Marche region of eastern Italy, the De Angelis estate was founded in the 1950’s by Alighiero De Angelis and Ciabattoni Giovanna. Their grandchildren, who focus on indigenous varietals such as Pecorino and Passerina along with traditional production methods, care for the 50 hectares of vineyards today. Winemaking: Grapes were…
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International Review of a Le Marche Wine are always welcome, specially about a Rosso Piceno Doc, a real representative of the wonderful production area around Offida in the Piceno district in southern Le Marche in central Italy. Wow!!! Too many geographic descriptions to let someone understand that we are talking of one of the emerging wine region of Italy. I hope in the future it will not be necessary anymore.

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Two Le Marche Wines among the Italian Wines for the Holidays

Two Le Marche Wines among the Italian Wines for the Holidays | Wines and People | Scoop.it

talian wines can make any day feel like a holiday. But we do have holidays upcoming so here are a few Italian wines that I recently tasted in downtown Vancouver that you may want to consider purchasing.  Of particular note are the white wines made with indigenous grapes you may not have heard of; Carricante andGrillo exclusively grown in Sicilia.

I divided up the wines according to their geographic region in Italy and highlighted the regions on the map on the right.  Maybe you will see some similarities in the aromas and flavours of the grapes and the wines within each region. [...]

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Two Le Marche Wines among the Italian Wines for the Holidays

 

Monte Schiavo – Tenute Pieralisi Marzaiola Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC 2015 – Made from the very interesting Lacrima grape.  La Crima in Italian means “tears”.  I asked the winery principal about the name of the grape.  He said that the grape has very thin skin and when lightly squeezed, it looks like tears coming out from the grape.  This wine has a very interesting nose. Raspberries with lychee!  It is dry, medium minus body, medium tannins, and a light mouth feel.  Raspberry, raspberry leaf and lychee on the palate.  A different, geeky wine.  This winery is not yet in BC, but you can get their wines in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

 

Monte Schiavo – Tenute Pieralisi Marzaiola Pieralisi For Friends Esino DOC 2013 – Made from a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Merlot grapes. Nice ripe red fruit, cherries, and plum aromas.  Fuller body, dry, round and soft in the mouth.  Red fruit and cherry fruits, together with a floral hint and some oak/cedar.

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Wines of the Week: Monte Schiavo Pallio di San Floriano Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOCG Classico Superiore 2015

Wines of the Week: Monte Schiavo Pallio di San Floriano Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOCG Classico Superiore 2015 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

A new fave wine! And it's a perfect winter white for this time of year as the weather cools down. Verdicchio might not be a grape that leaps to mind when you're choosing a wine with dinner. But Pallio di San Floriano's aromas of peach, almond and honeysuckle on the nose has a softness, and full  - almost oily - mouthfeel that finishes with a hint of liquorice and tarragon. It would be the perfect partner for a steaming bowl of pasta with a rich and creamy sauce, like alfredo or carbonara. And it’s a killer value at under $20 in the shelf! 

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Santa Barbara Rosso Piceno Il Maschio Da Monte 2014

Santa Barbara Rosso Piceno Il Maschio Da Monte 2014 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Grapes : Montepulciano in purezza
Vintage : 2014
Bottle : 75 cl
Qualification: Dry red. Vineyard: In the village of Barbara 240 mtrs. above sea level.Matured: 18 months in small wooden Barrels (barrique). Alcoholic strength: 14.00 degrees .To the eye: Intense ruby red. To the nose: Grand smell of "Marasca" cherry.To the taste: A long aftertaste full with the taste of fruit. Serving temperature: 17°-18°. Decanted at the moment of using enhances the incredible aroma of "Maschio".  An ideal companion for a vast range of meats including game.  

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The wine which takes the name from the lace workers of Offida in Le Marche

The wine which takes the name from the lace workers of Offida in Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Pecorino wine is the type of wine one discovers in a small wine shop. Gerald Weisel has been running Weimax for more than 40 years. His wine journeys take him all over the world in search of wine “with soul.” The 2015 Ciù Ciù Pecorino Offida is one of his great wine discoveries. This wine is 100% Pecorino, a grape grown in the Marche and Abruzzo regions of Italy. It has low yields, and many of the old Pecorino vineyards have been replaced by more productive-yielding grapes. The producer is Azienda Vitmnicola  Ciù Ciù. The Pecorino vineyards are certified organic. [...]

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The wine which takes the name from the lace workers of Offida that  weave together the threads, with precise and quick movement of their fingers. 

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Verdicchio wine recommended among 5 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Stress and Relax Completely by Lifehack

Verdicchio wine recommended among 5 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Stress and Relax Completely by Lifehack | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Take time for yourself today and relax to the fullest. You deserve it. Forget about the stress with these simple ways to relax at your home.
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Lifehack, recognized as one of the premier productivity and lifestyle blogs on the web, a source of tips to help improve all aspects of life, recommends a Le Marche wine to better relax at home. Verdicchio wine is suggested to accompany a delicious meal, one of the best way to get rid of the stress.
Nothing, of course, could be better than Italian food.
<<This exquisite meal should be paired with the matching wine, and if you can obtain a bottle of Villa Bucci’s Riserva, Verdicchio dei Castelli from 2009, it will be simply put, perfect. Wine is a somewhat sensitive drink, so it should be cooled to exact temperature (around 15°C). >>

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Verdicchio di Matelica at the Theo Randall, Hotel The Intercontinental, London

Verdicchio di Matelica at the Theo Randall, Hotel The Intercontinental, London | Wines and People | Scoop.it

One of London’s best Italian restaurants, Theo Randall is also one of the most famous chefs in England. [...]

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We already know that Le Marche Wines are served in the best Restaurants in the world, but to know that the Verdicchio di Matelica is proposed in the best restaurant in London, where is working the best chef of the United Kingdom is "something to be proud of".

Vigneti B., Verdicchio di Matelica DOC, Belisario

http://www.belisario.it/vini/en/portfolioentry/vigneti-belisario/

Theo Randall at the InterContinental

http://www.theorandall.com/ 

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Velenosi creates interest on Wines of Le Marche

Velenosi creates interest on Wines of Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

As this luncheon tasting clearly demonstrated, there is a lot to interest serious wine lovers in Le Marche: great native grapes, interesting experimentation and an extremely high level of winemaking, of which Velenosi is a fine example. For anyone seriously interested in wine – or indeed, for anyone simply looking for enjoyable wines at decent prices – Le Marche is well worth a look and a taste. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. [...]

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The Velenosi Winery is becoming the leading brand that, more and more, opens the Le Marche Wine production to the world market. This article it is only an example, see more here

 

 

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A blogger with the Italian Wine Ambassador certification celebrates Verdicchio

A blogger with the Italian Wine Ambassador certification celebrates Verdicchio | Wines and People | Scoop.it

we travel to the spiritual home of of Italy’s noble native white varietal Verdicchio and supporting co-stars of Marche – Conero Riserva DOCG, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Vernacchia di Serrapetrona, Bianchello del Metauro, Pergola and Colli Maceratesi spanning over 5 DOCGs, 15 DOCs, and 1 IGT.  It is a wine region to be taken seriously, not just because the founder of one of America’s most famous wine dynasties, Cesare Mondavi was born here. [...]

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A blogger with the Italian Wine Ambassador certification, an Indian girl raised in Delhi, India with the Soul of a Mexican Grandmother, the Heart of an Italian Mother, and the Aspirations of a French Chef, came in Le Marche in a cultural tour to learn about wines and native grapes of this beautiful spot of Italy.

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Le Marche Wine among Five White wines for the transition to Fall

Le Marche Wine among Five White wines for the transition to Fall | Wines and People | Scoop.it

2014 Barone Pizzini Pievalta Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore

Otherwise known as the flagship varietal of Le Marche, Verdicchio classic almond-like flavors are both clean and fresh, retaining slight notes of citrus that match the lingering heat of summer, yet evoke a round, warming  mouthfeel for those chillier nights ahead. Pievalta’s vines grow in clay and limestone soil and are biodynamically farmed. Malolactic fermentation rounds the mouthfeel of their Verdicchio based wine, with stainless steel ageing preserving the natural freshness and acidity of the grapes. ($18)

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