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 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.
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”,
A little explanation of 4 of our wines which we export to the states, the Confusion, Baccofino, Aurai and Thalia.
Paolini & Stanford is a young winery located between Grottammare and Ascoli Piceno in the Region Marche. Founded by Dwight Stanford and Raffaele Paolini in 2008. The winery has around 6 hectares of vineyards planted with a mix of indigenous and international grape varieties.
One of the first wineries to bring French clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to Le Marche, Italian clones of Syrah, Montepulciano and Pecorino are also grown. All of the vines are dry farmed and the winery team also only use organic practises.
Verdicchio may not be an everyday varietal here in the States, but worldwide there is more Verdiccio planted than either Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Verdicchio is one Italy's most popular white varietals, grown mainly in the central-Italian region of Marche. [...]
Taylor's wine shop introduces you to the Verdicchio wine from Le Marche in Central Italy. If you are around Raleigh in North Carolina, take profit of this advise
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Too many wines labelled organic taste no different from conventional wines, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise, because the certification relates only to what goes on in the vineyard. It doesn’t stop winemakers using identikit commercial yeasts or adding significant amounts of sulphur, tartaric acid, enzymes, tannin or any of the other bags of tricks available to them. No wonder many producers don’t feel it’s an advantage to register as organic. [...]
Organic Wine Shopping tips by TheGuardian:
Better hunting grounds are independent shops and wine bars that specialise in smaller producers, where I often find the wines I most enjoy just happen to be organic or biodynamic. On my visit, these included a pair of delicious Italian whites, both of which are available online from buonvino.co.uk: the crisp Ciu Ciu Pecorino 2013(£12; 13.5% abv), from the Marche, and the characterful Verdicchio Conscio Accadia 2014 (£13.50; 12.5% abv) – they’re the sort of food-friendly whites Italians do so effortlessly well.
Are you a wine lover? Enjoy a tasty Italian dinner paired with great wines by Umani Ronchi on Tuesday September 22nd at Osteria del Principe! Dinner starts at 7:00pm with a special wine tasting menu.
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On September 22, Osteria Del Principe hosts a Wine Tasting and Dinner with Umani Ronchi Winery. Enjoy a selection of white and red wines paired with their great Italian dishes
In addition to a beautiful coastline and white sand beaches, the Le Marche region's diverse terroir creates some of Italy's most interesting wines. [...]
Vinepair, an online wine magazine from New York, introduces you to the fabulous wines of the Marche Region. We can notice few things. Immediately after the correct pronunciation of the name Le Marche, it mentions the origins of Cesare Mondavi from this Region, telling the world that the most important wine dynasty in US comes from this Region. Really appreciated. The second thing, what we can evaluate as "unusual"(but not that bad) in this article, is the fact that mentions for first the red wines Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno before the Verdicchio. Now a soft rebuke. An article that doesn't write about the emerging wines such as Pecorino and Passerina or about the monumental Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, shows significant omissions. For the rest, pretend a magazine from New York is able to talk about Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Pergola, San Ginesio when these wines are very little known outside of Italy, it is to not realistic.
P.S.: The article shows as first photo the San Leo's Castle that can not to be considered in Le Marche anymore
The 2015 pecorino (indigenous white grape from our area in Marche) is in! With a little help from our friends, we managed to harvest 3.75 tons… cluster by cluster, bucket by bucket! Our young vines are not quite at 40% of full capacity, but they’re doing well. And the berries were beautiful and perfectly ripe.
This year could be a special vintage for Pecorino in Le Marche
It ‘started in these days with the collection of Pecorino grape the harvest 2015. The premises are all to have a great vintage. It will continue with the collection of Passerina and Trebbiano grape and after the middle of September is thought to be ready also Sangiovese. We will close to late October with the harvest of the Montepulciano grape. [...]
The first day of harvesting is the most exciting day of the year for a winery. This year could be a special vintage specially for Le Marche
This wine showcases both Montepulciano and Sangiovese with notes of cherries, dark chocolate and a slightly wild element, all of which work well together. It is very much an ‘Italian’ wine, with a pleasant rusticity. Enjoyed with appropriate food, one can not argue!
Deep ruby. Attractive nose of toasted fennel seeds, sage, dark chocolate and tar. Dry, medium bodied, dark, gamey, meaty and savoury – the nose flows through to the palate – starts round and silky, but finishes with rustic (not coarse) tannins. Slightly inky (not in a bad way). Very enjoyable when consumed in the right context.
The mild side of Rosso Piceno, able to put together the fleshy fruit fragrance of Montepulciano and Sangiovese with the pleasantness of a charming, brilliant and bold palate [source]
Felici is a fourth-generation winemaker whose grandfather sold his wine in bulk to local families and large bottlers. Felici's father, Andrea, now 78, began the conversion to organic farming and modernized the winery, first by removing the stored animal feed and the family's salumi dangling from the rafters and by replacing old moldy wine casks with stainless steel and concrete. [...]
Felici says his dream is to age some wines up to 10 years before release—a proposition that is now too costly. "Only Italian people know you can age Verdicchio like Nebbiolo," he says.