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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 |

[...] 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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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.
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