From Alba ? Must be from Piedmont -- Yes ? No ! It's from Le Marche ! A top everyday red from a tiny DOC. A wine you won't have heard of -- but will enjoy !
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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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Moncaro is a major and famous wine cooperative in the area of Jesi which just turned 50. Its wines are distinguished by their reliability and affordability, something that makes it a very interesting ‘name brand’ for those who do not want to max-out their credit card at their wine shop. The numbers are also noteworthy, especially in regard to Verdicchio, which is the house specialty. [...]
If "Verde di Ca' Rupte" and "Le Vele" don't mean anything for you, maybe you are a generous spendthrift of wine and this article will never be of your interest.
Le Marche Wine Map: 1) Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG, 2) Conero Riserva DOCG, 3) Offida DOCG, 4) Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG, 5) Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG, 6) Bianchello del Metauro DOC, 7) Colli Maceratesi DOC, 8) Colli...
The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. 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.
The Meridia, made from 100% Verdicchio grapes, harvested just at their ripeness to preserve all the acidic heritage of the must. The wine is then over ripened in the cellar, in old glassed concrete tanks; it is the time that works to create the maximum sensory profile of the wine. If stones could have a flavor, then it would be that of Meridia, a mineral, savory, acidic, long, full-bodied, goldish-yellow wine. We suggest matching it with semi-aged cheeses, elaborated fish recipes, well structured pastas, white meats or as a long night aperitif wine. It is an important wine for people who love to take their time and really romance the wine.
Enoteca Vino Nostro is a wine shop in San Francisco a store and online destination for artisanal, obscure, and most importantly, affordable Italian wines. Collection of wines from the diverse territories of Italy made from lesser-known grapes. A good place in San Francisco to find Le Marche wines.
This wine shines in a straw-yellow colour and you will notice the scent of white and yellow fruits like apple, banana, pineapple and wisteria. It is dry with good body and a light almond ending, characteristic of this wine.
Grape-vine: Pecorino 100%
Vineyard of Carassai
Serving temperature: 12 °C
You meet the vineyards Santa Liberata along the southern side of the Aso Valley near Carassai, in what was once the swampy flood plain of a river, navigable in Roman times. A fortunate territory very fertile. Is here that it takes its body this Pecorino DOCG, only 150 meters above sea level but in a unique microclimate, tempered by the river and swept by winds in both directions east-west.
Meet Marco Cavalieri from Le Corti Dei Farfensi in the Marche region of Italy. This red wine is made from 80% montepulciano and 20% syrah.
Absolutely delicious with complex characters. Aged in new oak barrels, it is a perfect match for a range of regional dishes that come from this part of the east coast of Italy, along the coast of the Adriatic sea.
The Abate Pietro is a Marche Rosso lGP (Protected Geographical Indication) composed by Montepulciano 80% and Syrah 20%.
Surely a wine to consider, a bottle that "stand out of the obvious".
In the 1890s a Mississippi Delta cotton planter named LeRoy Percy enticed a large number of Italians from the town of Ancona in the region called the Marche to immigrate to his plantations.The Marche in Italy is on high ground on the Adriatic. Percy sought to replace the black field labor that he viewed as too difficult. His Delta plantations, alongside the Mississippi River, were Sunnyside and Lakeport. They were located in one of the most pestilential and malaria wracked parts of the deep south. The Italians were soon deeply indebted to the company store, sick from diseases and barred from buying their own land. Their priest, Father Bandini, led them in 1898 in a march to the Ozarks. They founded Tontitown and named it after an Italian explorer, Henri deTonti.
The Italian migrants immediately began planting grape vines and resuming their life on the land as in Italy…except it was their land.
Jim showed us some of the vineyards that are still being cultivated.
Now, as a result of the vineyards a world class company came into the area in the 1920s. Welch’s Grape Juice. They bought the grapes from the Italian farmers. But some of the inhabitants were hired into what became a multinational company. Over the years that small spark entered into the economic bloodstream of the northwest Arkansas. Today the vineyards have been reduced as other opportunities have arisen for the children of the immigrants. [...]
Do You know the history of those Le Marche emigrants who planted the vines along the Mississippi and founded the city of Tontitown?
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This interview with Marco Cavalieri, owner of Le Corti dei Farfensi winery in the Marche region of Italy on the east coast. The winery is situated just outside the stunning mountain top town of Fermo and sits between the Adriatic sea and the Monti Sibillini mountain range.
Le Corti dei Farfensi is a family company founded by Marco Cavalieri, his wife Antonella and son Francesco Maria.
It is situated in the southern Marche region between the Adriatic Sea and the Sibillini Mountains, where Moresco, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy is found.
Every Friday John Wilson selects a great wine and a great beer to try right now. This week it's Bo Bristle Amber Ale and Marotti Campi Albiano 2014 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi [...]
This is for me the best highlight of the article: "Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi was once more famous for its appearance than the wine. It came in a curvy bottle variously described as being shaped like an amphora, a woman or a fish. The wine was fine; soft, fruity, dry and cheap. It sold well in Italian restaurants abroad. In recent years a clutch of more ambitious producers has come forward with some seriously good wines. Some argue that, in the right hands, this is one of Italy’s finest whites. I can see what they mean."
The Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi d.o.c. Classico Superiore “Vigneto del Balluccio” is a special cru produced on a single vineyard (1 hectare) in the historucal region of Jesi, Castelplanio (Ancona).
Harmony and Elegance identify this award-winning Verdicchio. [...]
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi is surely the most representative and famous wine of Le Marche. This one produced by the Tenuta dell'Ugolino recalls white flowers, sage, anisette and licorice. A finish with light traces of vanilla. [...]
An intensely elegant wine, it contains fresh mineral undertones that recall its proximity to the Adriatic sea. Light golden yellow with pale green tones characterize this lovely Verdicchio. Its bouquet recalls white flowers, sage and anisette, and in vintages from particularly sunny years, mature fruits such as peach and apricot. The taste is fresh and full-bodied;
Serving Suggestions: fish based dishes including the typical "frittura di mare all'adriatica" (fried seafood), and fresh shellfish, light cheeses and light first courses.
Best Wine Purveyors reviewed "Le Piole" a Verdicchio by Tenute dell'Ugolino
Tenuta dell’Ugolino is located in the Marche region in the town of Castelplanio, one of the most widely recognized areas for the production of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.
Best Wine Purveyors is a unique and distinctive retail wine store in Pleasantville, 42 min from Manhattan, New York
Tannin is a polyphenol (an organic chemical compound) found in plants, wood, wood bark, seeds, leaves and fruit skins. About 50% of the dry weight of a leaf is tannin.
You also find tannin in tea, dark chocolate, walnuts, pomegranates, acai berries. [...]
Querci’Antica Vino e Visciole, La Marche, Italy — €18.95
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This intriguing dessert wine is made from violet scented Lacrima di Morro grapes blended with a syrup from wild sun-dried Visciola cherries. Ripe cherry and floral aromas, blueberry and blackberry fruit flavours with a hint of sour cherry on the finish for balance. Chill and serve with Wilkies Chocolate.
An incredible Le Marche Wine ready to conquer the Irish sweet wine estimators. Lacrima di Morro d'Alba and Visciole, this is a deeply perfumed wine with aromas of violets, red rose, wild berries and forest.
Rose wine isn't made with a special grape, rosé is more like a state of mind. The primary flavors of rosé wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavor on the finish similar to celery or rhubarb. How is Rosé Wine Made?
There are people that hate rosé wines. They don’t really care if rosé sales are up from long time, these people think rosé wines have fairly low alcohol. But do they know all about rosé wines?
The Castelli di Jesi, a series of fortified medieval hilltop towns (rather than castles) connected by wheat fields, olive trees and the Verdicchio vine, are a 30-minute drive south and inland from Ancona. The DOC Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi requires a minimum 85% Verdicchio for the wines—the better producers tend to make pure varietal wines—and with lowered yields and a minimum eighteen months of aging the wines may qualify for DOCG Riserva status from the 2009 harvest onward. DOCG wines arebianco tranquillo, but DOC wines may be still, spumante, or passito in style. Classico and Classico Superiore wines are produced in towns along the southern bank of the Misa River, which cuts through the appellation on its path toward the sea. [...]
It is nice to read professional articles about the wines of the Region Marche, there is always something new you can discover. Did you know, for example, there are about 2500 ha of vineyards and 200 producers of the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi in the DOC, but ten large houses make nearly 80% of the wine and about Verdicchio di Matelica, there are 323 ha of vines in the appellation, and only fourteen total producers? Me not!
The Domodimonti estate is located far from urban centers, where the air is pure and fresh. Hidden away somewhere amidst the coastal plains of the Adriatic Sea and the Sibillini Mountains lies the estate; it offers an ideal climate for sustainable agriculture, not to mention breathtaking views. [...]
The Boutique Hotel Magnolia is the ideal accommodation for wine lovers who are looking for a unique travel experience through Le Marche’s wine producing region of Italy and its wineries.
In the heart of Le Marche region, Italy, between the beautiful valleys that surround Montefiore dell'Aso, the Boutique Hotel Magnolia will offer you an unforgettable wine holiday. You will discover the vineyard throughout the estate, the wine activities, the surrounding areas and the distinctiveness of of Le Marche region.
A relaxed, smooth and fruity Italian red with light tannins and a gentle kick of spice. Made with two of Italy's easiest drinking varieties, Montepulciano and Sangiovese, it's a classic easy drinking style that will have you and your friends reaching for more.
Intense ruby red and violet notes. Large and fine, rich with notes of red fruit and sweet complex spices. Dry, spacious and elegant notes of red fruit. [...]
Le Marche Wines such as Pecorino, Passerina, Rosso Piceno Superiore, now have a good response in term of sales in Ireland because they are little-known. CiùCiù/Costadoro seem to have found the key to get inside this interesting market
Montemagno, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2014, Piersanti Italy
An Italian white made from verdicchio. Has a slight astringency and herbaceous quality that gives it texture, like a pointillist picture, pinching a bit on your tongue. Classy taste, classy label, and works nicely at the table as well as at a reception. Asda sells the same wine at £8 under a different label – Piersanti Classico dei Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio 2014. Buy a bottle there to taste, order more cheaply from HH&C.
Victoria Moore suggests how to set a restaurant wine list and choose good wines, suggests great distributors but, most important give a list of international whites and reds wines. Among the whites a verdicchio...
2013 Marchetti Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, $16
The Marche region borders the Adriatic on the east coast of central Italy—verdicchio is the primary white wine grape there. This Marchetti offers intense ripe white peach and melon aromas, backed by mineral and an intriguing hint of jalapeno. The flavors are round, ripe and richly textured, offering apricot and lemon custard flavors with a long, lingering finish.
Verdicchio Wine, available in US, reviewed as a good alternative to the Italian Pinot Grigio with even more character to show. The chosen one is a Marchetti with the amphora bottle
Santa Barbara Verdicchio 'Le Vaglie' at Bread & Tulips Their shoulders glow gold in the last afternoon light. Their eyes say everything. Today they've gone in search of spring, abandoned the concrete chaos of town to lose themselves in budding branches and moist grass. They've brought a picnic that sits untouched in lieu of other more delicious things. Only the wine they’ve thought to open. Pure satin their mismatched glasses, elegant in all its innocence. On days like this their only problem is where to be happiest.
Are you wondering where to taste Le Marche Wine in New York City? Bread and Tulips at the 365 Park Avenue South, offers you a great verdicchio.
BREAD & TULIPS (Pane & Tulipani) is a cozy neighborhood spot serving rustic Italian cooking in a casual setting. The menu is inspired by the regional diversity of Italy and features handmade pastas and pizzas, in addition to traditional antipasti, crostini etc.
Yes indeed, a delicious sheep’s cheese to be exact. Pecora is the Italian word for sheep, and thus they produce a cheese called Pecorino. In the Central Eastern regions of Italy, Pecorino also happens to be the name of a native grape varietal that originated high at the base of the Sibillini Mountains. [...]
The rather curiously named Pecorino cultivar (also called Uva Pecorina and Uva delle Pecore literally, the “sheep grape”) used for the DOC Offida Pecorino, certainly has ancient roots in Piceno, for it was grown mainly along the shores below Monte Sibillini, as we can see in the Bollettino Ampelografico of 1875. [source]
The wine finishes with a characteristic bitter note that can be surprising and delicious. [...]
A surprising article dedicated by the Democrat & Chronicle, online verision, to Verdicchio and Fazi Battaglia.
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The Passerina vine, has a long history in the Piceno region, a territory which is known from the ancient times. This kind of vine was originate from the family of Trebbiano vine. During the sixties this colture was abandoned, but today the Passerina wine is the focus of attention of producers and connoisseurs.
It is one of the greatest representatives of wine production in the Marche region and in the Piceno territory.
The result is a fragrant white grapes Passerina, with high level of acidity and very fresh aromatic notes reminescent of green apple and acacia flowers, tropical fruit and honey. This wine is greatly appreciated because intense and structured, in scent and taste, dry and mineral, with a typical bitter and spicy aftertaste.
What's not to love about this wine! Refreshing citrus fruits, zesty acidity and complex minerality are the hallmarks of this varietal and, when well-made like this excellent example, it's one of the very best whites Italy produces. Serve alongside Linguini with Clams for a match made in Heaven. [...]
White wine sales are on the rise and understandably with this amazing change of season. It seems everyone is in the mood to sit outside and enjoy the splendor of spring while soaking up some liquid sunshine in the form of a cool glass of wine.
If you are looking to explore some new spring and summer options, verdicchio is a grape worth consideration. While checking out the grape and its origin you can you can treat yourself to a mental holiday with a virtual trip to Italy’s central coast and the Le Marche region. [...]
This article by Kim Kelly appeared on Thursday, May 28, 2015 on THE DAILY PROGRESS Charlottesville, VA USA