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
The Boston Wine Expo, coming February 13-14, includes many exciting events, one of which is a special dinner on the 13th (Saturday) at Boston’s Seaport Hotel, hosting San Giovanni’s Wine Dinner with a special menu from Chef Robert Tobin. One of the highlights will be Mushroom Cavatelli “cacao e pepe” paired with Leo Guelfus Rosso Piceno Superiore 2011. Other treats include Beef Braciolo which will be paired with the winery’s Gyo, Ross Piceno 2014. A Tiramisu for dessert comes with Marta, Brut Passerina. [...]
Marco Scapagnini is promoting Le Marche Wines in Boston.
This guy seems to have the best job of the world.
Marco Scapagnini is an expert tour operator, as well as a food and wine journalist who focuses on authentic Italian regional specialties. He has spent the last years between Italy and the United States, (among other activities) consulting, informing and promoting Le Marche Wines.
Angela Velenosi may not be a superhero but after meeting her, I have no doubt that she is certainly a super woman.
If the superb wines from southern Le Marche reached a certain International reputation, the wine sector of this beautiful Region of Italy, surely must thanks a super active woman, the personification of the promotion of Pecorino, Passerina and Rosso Piceno.
This name derives from a precious Piceno brestplate to celebrate nobility and variety of a vine known and cultivated since the third century BC. This wine is obtained from a careful selection of grapes in the vineyardType: red wineClassification: Rosso Piceno DOCGrapes: Montepulciano 70 % - Sangiovese 30 %
The good wines from Le Marche: Rosso Piceno
Specialty Wine Company was born out of a desire to bring to the United State a collection of wine that mirrors Italys diversity, focusing on artisan level estate bottled wine that reflects the personality of the winemaker in every bottle. Popular wines like Pinot Grigio and Barolo, and alternative choices such as Prosecco or Dolcetto, are representations of the variety of wine regions, and quality of products available through Specialty Wine Company. Try a bottle, and experience a taste of Italy here in the U.S.A.!
What do old wines taste like? And... the question we're all wondering: are old wines better than young wines?
Learn how wines age by observing a single wine (a Merlot) produced for nearly 30 years from the same vineyard by the same winery. What you'll discover might surprise you, it certainly surprised us. [...]
Plus it looks elegant and cool. It is a simple and uncomplicated wine tale accented with tradition, organics and unusual corks. Centanni Winery continues the tradition through their use of 100% organic practices to produce the uncomplicated, medium light wine, Centanni Monte Floris 2013, made from 100% Montepulciano grapes [...]
This wine has the ancient name of the Montefiore dell'Aso village where the winery is based. The bottle is elegant, the cork unusual. This is an excellent red wine, made by a skilled winery
To learn about the qualities of the nectar produced in this region, I asked for help to an organization called ‘AIS Marche’. The ‘Italian Sommelier Association’ was founded back in the 70’s with the purpose of spreading the culture of wine and to set expert professionals through qualification courses, wine tastings, themed seminars and study tours at the wineries.
The greatest pride of AIS Marche organization are the ‘Sommeliers Marche Magazine ‘and the book ‘Le Marche nel Bicchiere’ (aka: “Le Marche in a glass”) whose launch for the year 2016, will be held at the theater of Materica (MC) on December 13. [...]
It is available in the book shops and amazon (9,90€) the eighth edition of the publication "Le Marche nel Bicchiere 2016," the guide - realized by the Associazione Sommelier Marche (Le Marche Sommelier Association) with the Regional support.
I live in Le Marche, Italy, a lesser known region situated along the Adriatic coast east of Tuscany and Umbria. Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, said in a recent book that if she was buying a home in Italy today, she would buy in Le Marche. [...]
An article about Le Marche and its extraordinary wines by real enthusiastic about this fabulous territory an American ex-pat living there but also a former Italian wine importer with a passion for sparkling wines.
The best wine of this month is the magnificent expression of Verdicchio made by Garofoli winery, a great protagonist of Italian wine making.
This is a DiWineTaste Podcast Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Podium 2013, Garofoli defined the Best Wine of November 2015
The Bouquet is Intense, persistent , fruity, spicy and lightly balsamic with inkling of ripe red fruit, cherry and vanilla.
In the mouth has Palpitating notes of cherry, tobacco, licorice, pepper and vanilla… its persistent flavor, warm and full bodied, make it a decisive and harmonic wine at the same time.
Serving temperature 18° C
A Rosso Piceno from Le Marche but not from the best known area, Cantine Saputi is located in Colmurano in the province of Macerata within the beautiful area of the Comunità Montana dei Monti Azzurri.
There were five different pizzas and we picked two wines to go with each — one Italian and one non-Italian. [...]
Le Marche Verdicchio is a good pairing wine with pesto pizza
An infographic exploring some of the many potential wine pairings with different spices and herbs. More often than not, it's the herbs and spices in a dish that makes a wine pairing taste so good.
Herb and Spice Pairings with Wine.
Normally people drink beer with Indian, Mexican, African, Asian, or Caribbean foods because is refreshing, and it does not contrast with the fiery flavors of chillies, herbs, spices and sauces.
Pairing wine with hot and spicy foods can be extremely daunting.
But all is not lost. Here an infographic with few simple guidelines to enhance both the wine and the food.
Monte Schiavo are a large producer in the central Marche making most of the regions classic wines. The Rosso Piceno from 500% Montepulciano and Sangiovese is a great value Pasta wine which offers a great deal of bang for your buck. It has a ripe open nose with cherry jam, red berry fruit characters and herbal notes. The palate is warm and generous, packed full of rich berry fruit, a touch of spice and a bitter plum twist on the finish [...]
A Rosso Piceno available in UK made in Le Marche by Monte Schiavo. This winery is one of the largest private wineries of Castelli di Jesi, in the Marche Region. They produce two versions of Rosso Piceno but the best results ever come from their Verdicchio
The temperature in New York City is plunging, and it's a good time to expand your collection of red wine to warm you and your guests. This autumn, why not look beyond Bordeaux, Burgundy, and even Tuscany to try the wonderful red wines of Le Marche? [...]
This is a fantastic way to promote Le Marche Wines in US. An article on the Examiner.com can appear on 238 markets throughout the United States and parts of Canada in two putative national editions, one for each country. The Examiner.com is a media company based in Denver, Colorado, that operates a network of local news websites which use Amateur professionals (shortened to pro-am) contributors blogs for content. Velenosi Winery, based in Ascoli Piceno, scored a huge hit. If I were you, dear Le Marche wine exporters, I would take note of this insight and contact Diane Letulle Manhattan Wine Examiner.
Pecorino is a wine grape too. Every single person we’ve spoken to has asked us if we’re confused, or mispronouncing the grape, or just off our rockers. And who can blame them? [...]
<<Pecorino is a high quality Italian grape, that nobody knows about>> This is a nice article because, without bias and with the sincere enthusiasm of discovery, reveals, not limited by a reverential deference, the extraordinary nature of one of the incredible product of Le Marche Hills (the omission of the Chietine ones is only mine due to a pure italian parochial sentiment).
We are thrilled to announce that in a season in which Barone Pizzini and Pievalta have already delivered a tsunami of accolades, Pievalta has brought home yet another with a “best in quality-price ratio” award from the editors of the Gambero Rosso Bere Bene (Drink Well) guide 2016 for its 2014 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore Dominé.
A Verdicchio “best in quality-price ratio” made from 100% Verdicchio grape and grown organically. Its name is Dominè Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore 2014 from Pievalta, Maiolati Spontini in Le Marche and it is a wine with an enticing bouquet of flowers and aromatic herbs.
The origins of the Garofoli winery date from the end of the 19th century, when Antonio Garofoli began the production and sale of local wines. His son Gioacchino continued and expanded his father’s business, founding the Gioacchino Garofoli winery in 1901. The history of the Garofolis is a story of a family that has been associated with winemaking for five generations. A persistent philosophy has always guided the family: keeping production techniques up-to-date while respecting traditional and historic winemaking methods. Discover more on www.edmondcuisine.com
The old story of the Garofoli Winery in Le Marche
That Marche wine producer Angela Velenosi sees wine “…as an art capable of making you dream…” becomes a very natural part the Velenosi Vini storyline from which is drawn inspiration that spans wine production, company management, and work/life balance. [...]
Here the Vintrospective description of Velenosi Wines: Velenosi Vini, located in Italy’s region of Le Marche, has been named one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wineries of Italy and has received prestigious awards from Decanter, Parker, Tre Bicchieri, Luca Maroni, to name a few. Velenosi herself was elected President of Consorzio Vini Piceni in 2014. Attilio Pagli, one of Decanter magazine’s 30 Best Winemakers in the World, acts as consulting winemaker at Velenosi Vini.
Vino cotto translates as “cooked wine” which it is, but it is so much more than that. Vino cotto is a specialist product only produced in the Piceno region of the Le Marche. The Piceno is the area of the southern Marche roughly between Fermo and Ascoli Piceno and is named after the tribe that lived here before the Romans took over. [...]
The Vino Cotto was used by our ancestors as a natural remedy against colds and flu. In keeping with tradition, the Farms slowly simmer the must of various kinds of grapes in order to obtain a sweet, honey-like ”wine” with an intense aroma – the perfect accompaniment to desserts and sweet biscuits.
Wine Il Conte Villa Prandone, "Conterosso", Rosso Piceno DOC, Region: Italy Marche, producer: Il Conte Villa Prandone, type of wine : Red Dry, volume: 750, Grape varieties: Montepulciano Sangiovese [...]
Le Marche Winemakers, your attention, please. This is an extraordinary internet site that sells also the undiscovered Le Marche wines in Russia and has a portfolio that includes more than 10,000 names of alcoholic beverages, wines, champagne and spirits imported into Russia
Established since 1850, Antica Cantina Sant Amico is one of Le marche oldest winery-wine cellars still in existence. For over 150 years, we have been proudly producing quality wines including some of the best varieties of red, white and rose wines to be f
Finally a brand new internet site for Antica Cantina Sant'Amico
Get to know Pelaverga, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba and Frappato
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba is another grape that can easily be confused with its d’Alba notation. This wine actually originates from the Marche region along the central Adriatic coast of Italy. It, too, offers a brilliant and intoxicating aroma, although much more purple in color. It shows violets and lilacs with ripe plums and intense savory notes of charcuterie. This wine has a history of its own, dating back to the 10th century. Today it is only produced by a handful of believers who see it becoming an important grape for the future of Italy’s presence in the wine world. Brunori’s Alborada Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC is a bottle that expresses the intensity of the grape, with harmony and grace.
Sparkling wines have a charm all their own that has captivated the interest of consumers and driven up the demand for them. Producers are well-aware of this and an increasing number have accepted the challenge of producing bubbly. Sparkling Verdicchio wine has ancient roots and today several producers uphold this tradition [...]
Sparkling Verdicchio is improving quality and 3 seems to be the wineries that rules this niche market
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What better way to spend a rainy day in NYC than to discover the sunny, ancient wines of the Le Marche region in Italy. Angela Velenosi (the woman pictured above) and Ulisse Patalocchi La Rosa were on hand to introduce several of the ancient varietal of the region [...]
Do you know another best place in NYC where to taste Le Marche wines? Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center in New York offers you interpretation of modern Italian cuisine. The philosophy is simple: to source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. While our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and Henry Moore sculpture is exquisite, with panoramic views and a grass lawn roof, the heart of our restaurant is the central open kitchen.
Obama and Putin toasted with a sparkling wine from Le Marche at Ban Ki-moon’s peace table: "may it bring about agreements of solidarity [...]
Giovanni Giusti, the wine producer was surprised by the announcement: “I am very excited, it is a marvelous news to a small producer from a village in Le Marche to have his wine served in an organization as prestigious as the UN”,