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Fattoria Le Terrazze: A Great Classic

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Visiting Fattoria Le Terrazze was a blast from the past, a pilgrimage to those who made the wines I drank often in my youth, some of which are still carefully tucked away in my cellar. [...]
Fattoria Le Terrazze was and remains a winery where making wine out of Montepulciano achieves its maximum expression, with wines like Vision of J, Sassi Neri and Chaos (a blend). [...]
Before looking at each wine we tasted, let me anticipate some of the conclusions we reached at the end of the intense day of drinking: Sassi Neri remains a very great Montepulciano at an honest price; Chaos is more of an ancien régime wine, in other words one that is not following trends but boy is it good! Finally, Vision of J, I could go one forever trying to describe it but, believe me, among the bottles we tasted there was one that was absolutely out of this world. In conclusion, I think I can easily say that Fattoria Le Terrazze wines may have disappeared from the limelight but not through any demerit of their own. The reason could be the desire of the producers to avoid center stage, to not do anything or everything to just grab attention, be in the spotlight. Another reason could be the fault of a new school of wine criticism on the web that, in the constant search for something new, risks forgetting those who have contributed to making certain zones great. [...]

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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.
Curated by Mariano Pallottini