Earlier this month, the Italian postal service issued a stamp commemorating the appellation Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOCG (above). The stamp is one of fifteen to be issued in celebration of the more than 70 Italian DOCGs.
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
One of London’s best Italian restaurants, Theo Randall is also one of the most famous chefs in England. [...]
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
Theo Randall at the InterContinental
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. [...]
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
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. [...]
This article captures a moment in time, fall grape harvest 2016, through the comments from Le Marche grape-grower and wine-maker Colli Ripani.
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. [...]
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.
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.
It's time to recognize what the versatile Verdicchio wines offer
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)
Le Marche Wine among Five White wines for the transition to Fall
Christelle Guibert and Decanter's tasting team search the key tastings to hunt down the best wine under £20 from supermarkets and wine merchants.
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.
Taster: Christelle Guibert
Each month Tina Morey from Protocol Wine Studio leads a group of wine writers on a virtual tasting tour of a fascinating wine region. From one month to the next, she and a rotating cast of importers, winemakers, educators, and wine travel specialists explain what makes a given region special: grape varieties, winemaking styles, local culture…
Le Marche is not only the land of devastating earthquake (the mountain area) but also of good wines. Thanks to some good promoter this fact is known by reputed wine bloggers
Marche 41,377 acres / 16,745 hectares
Wine folly is a great online resource for infographics related to wine, to great online content to bring more people to the wine and the drink responsibly.
The Rosso Conero production zone covers a small area on the slopes of the Conero promontory, south-west of Ancona (the capital city of Le Marche). [...]
Mauro Peroni tells us about one of the most important wines of the Italy's Le Marche Region. I think the article is too short, with 133 words and 786 characters, the search engines will give little relevance. I think the importance of the grape must be historically contextualized and, in the optic of a modern conception of web usability, should be completed with useful references as the most prestigious bottles, cellars to consider the typical dishes to accompany a tasting. I invite you, Mauro, to consider my digital curation http://www.scoop.it/search?q=rosso+conero to get all the articles written on the subject and get (perhaps quoting) excellent sources of information. The best tellers about our territory must be the Marchigiani
Not long ago I wrote about the successful surge in quality winemaking in Piceno that has taken place over the past 15 years. This was possible thanks to a group of men and women with great personality and charisma like Marco Casolanetto of Oasi degli Angeli and Angela Velenosi of the estate of the same name.And this surge shows no sign of abating. A case in point is in Val Menocchia, more precisely in Carassai [...]
Discover the Dianetti wine-making estate, born from the experience of Mother Giuliana and the passion for the world of wine of her son Emanuele, located in Carassai on a beautiful natural oasis, on a hill on the south side of Val Menocchia in Le Marche.
The best Wineries in The Marches, with reviews of Wine Lovers like you, only on Winedering.com
There are 70 Le Marche Wineries on Winedering.com the Tripadvisor of Wine - a startup born in Le Marche
The Tavignano winery produces a mere 8,000 cases of wine a year. Most is dedicated to their prized Verdicchio, the best of which comes from the Misco vineyard, a small, 3.5 hectare plot. Twenty-five year old vines produce intense, rich fruit. Notes of sweet, green almonds, acacia flowers, star anise and citrus lead into plump peach and apricot flavors. There's bright acidity, for sure, but this baby possesses far more richness and than is typical of the grape, and especially the price! I'd pay $20 plus for this and never blink. At $15.99, it is just stunning. [...]
The wine-making region of Le Marche, in Central Italy, is full of wine artisans, producers that have nothing to do with the industrial sector of wine. Tenuta di Tavignano is one of these people being located in Cingoli, Le Marche, on a beautiful natural oasis, on a hill in the province of Macerata, considered as a fundamental part of the classic Castelli di Jesi area.
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.