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Alberto Quacquarini Vernaccia di Serrapetrona Dolce - 2012

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Produced in the Marche province of Macerata, Vernaccia di Serrapetrona Dolce DOCG is primarily made from Vernaccia Nero grapes and sometimes has some Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo added. These rare and unique red sparkling wines can be made in form dry secco or semisweet to sweet dolce as is the case with this wine. These wines undergo three fermentations that result in its spumante [read more ... click on the photo]

Mariano Pallottini's insight:

La Vernaccia di Serrapetrona is a sparkling red wine, the only one in the world which endures three fermentations. It comes from the native vine called “Vernaccia Nera” and was the first DOCG in Le Marche, recognized in 2003. It is one of the smallest DOCG in Italy. The denomination zone includes the entire municipality of Serrapetrona and in small parts two surrounding towns. 

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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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