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Le Cantine di Figaro, Ripatransone

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On a hillside, 494 metres above sea level, is ripatransone: a picturesque community in the marches region of italy, inland but overlooking the adriatic coast.
Fertile land and a mild climate all year Round but with good temperature excursions, mean that this has always been a perfect habitat for agriculture and wine growing. It is here that tradition comes to life and where the wine passion drives Le Cantine di Figaro. It is from the top of the fertile clay soils of Colle del Giglio overlooking Ripatransone and Montefiore dell’Aso, where "Le Cantine di Figaro" produces Red wines made from Montepulciano, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah grapes and whites from Pecorino, Passerina grapes and Manzoni.

Pecorino DOC
Passerina DOC
Rosso Piceno Superiore
Rosso Piceno
Rosato IGT
Bianco Frizzante


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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