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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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Le Marche Wine in UK among Great wines under £20

Le Marche Wine in UK among Great wines under £20 | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Christelle Guibert and Decanter's tasting team search the key tastings to hunt down the best wine under £20 from supermarkets and wine merchants.
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Borgo Paglianetto, Petrara, Verdicchio di Matelica 2014 | Le Marche Wine in UK among Great wines under £20

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.

Alc 12.5%

 

Taster: Christelle Guibert

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Earthquake Italy 2016 - Google Search

Earthquake Italy 2016 - Google Search | Wines and People | Scoop.it

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit central Italy early Wednesday and rescuers are searching for survivors. [...]


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 25, 2016 5:49 AM

Solidarity with the victims of the earthquake in Italy

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Wines of Le Marche: Rosso Conero

Wines of Le Marche: Rosso Conero | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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). [...]

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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

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There are 70 Le Marche Wineries on Winedering.com the Tripadvisor of Wine

There are 70 Le Marche Wineries on Winedering.com the Tripadvisor of Wine | Wines and People | Scoop.it
The best Wineries in The Marches, with reviews of Wine Lovers like you, only on Winedering.com
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There are 70 Le Marche Wineries on Winedering.com the Tripadvisor of Wine - a startup born in Le Marche

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Charles Scicolone tells you about a winery named Ciù Ciù

Charles Scicolone tells you about a winery named Ciù Ciù | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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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. 

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I'll Drink to That: Ampelio Bucci of Bucci Winery Le Marche

I'll Drink to That: Ampelio Bucci of Bucci Winery Le Marche | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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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LAZY to read about Le Marche Wine?  LISTEN this podcast made by the influencer VINOGRAPHY

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Maria Pia Castelli's Stella Flora Le Marche Bianco IGT 2010

Maria Pia Castelli's Stella Flora Le Marche Bianco IGT 2010 | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Stella Flora is a Pecorino, Passerina, Trebbiano and Malvasia blend that reveals attractive old gold nuances thanks to an unusual cellar technique.
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A white wine from Le Marche with the gold inside

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Le Marche Wines are "What To Drink Now" for Sidedish Mag

Le Marche Wines are "What To Drink Now" for Sidedish Mag | Wines and People | Scoop.it
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.
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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.

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Bored with pinot grigio? Try these Le Marche white wines instead

Bored with pinot grigio? Try these Le Marche white wines instead | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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. [...]

 

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The Telegraph suggests pecorino and verdicchio from Le Marche as alternatives to pinot grigio

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Pecorino wine on the online pages of Democrat & Chronicle

Pecorino wine on the online pages of Democrat & Chronicle | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Pecorino has Italian acidity but also an amazing fullness on the palate for a crisp white.
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The Democrat & Chronicle suggests you to give a try to the Pecorino Wine as the best choice after Fiano di Avellino, Falanghina, Greco di Tufo, Verdejo, Assyrtiko, Seyval Blanc, Vinho Verde, Roussanne, Torrontes and Picpoul de Pinet. I am sure in a short while this wine will climb some position, and you?

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Verdicchio among three tastings for the price of none in US

Verdicchio among three tastings for the price of none in US | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Andrea Felici 2014 Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi "Classico Superiore" from Marche ($17.99). The importer says... "Practicing organic viticulture, no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used. Grapes are harvested by hand, the clusters are gently placed in small boxes and the grapes are pressed within a few hours after they have been removed from the vine. Temperature controlled fermentation is achieved without oxygen. Certification-in conversion. The wine matures and mellow in cement and stainless steel vats for a period much longer than the minimum prescribed by regulations."
This has a rating of 91 points from Vinous Media (July 2015) with this review... "Medium straw-yellow. White flowers and almond dominate the nose. Enters the mouth juicy and fresh, then turns bigger and rounder, showing a suave, glyceral mouthfeel to the ripe apple and pear flavors. Laser-like acidity keep this wine light and lively on the palate. The finish is long and extremely saline. Drink: 2015-2019.
"Leopardo Felici has a great hand with the Verdicchio grape, producing two of the Marche's best white wines.  Clearly, the vineyard location in the cool-climate, hilly area between Apiro and Cupramontana is a big help, as the wines have high natural acidity, a strong mineral overlay and wonderful clarity.  But strong viticultural and winemaking skills also play a role.  Felici is one of the few producer of 'vino biologico' in Italy talented enough to avoid making wines with off-putting aromas, and his decision not to use oak (only stainless steel and cement vats are used) also contributes to the precision of the wines.  Andrea Felici is a name to watch in Italian wine circles." (Ian D'Agata, Vinous Media, July 2015)

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The Pecorino Wine is trendy - by the MalayMail

The Pecorino Wine is trendy - by the MalayMail | Wines and People | Scoop.it

VERONA, April 13 — As he swirls a glass of yellowy green wine made from the trendy pecorino grape, Fabio Centini purrs with enthusiasm.

“I hadn’t even heard of this grape 15 years ago,” the Italian-born chef-restaurateur from Calgary, Canada tells AFP between slurps at a tasting of top pecorinos from the Offida area of the Marche region. [...]

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Happy to read on the pages of the MalayMail the Pecorino Wine is trendy. The online version of the Malaysian newspaper is not the only webe site to publish the article : http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/salute-italy-toasts-booming-wine-trade/article/462712 e qui http://www.thelocal.it/20160413/salute-italy-toasts-booming-wine-trade 

 

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Le Marche Wine in US: 2014 Saladini Pilastri Pecorino White Wine

Le Marche Wine in US: 2014 Saladini Pilastri Pecorino White Wine | Wines and People | Scoop.it

As legend goes, around 1983 a local grower rediscovered the vines in an abandoned vineyard, and by the early 2000’s winemakers were turning out fine Pecorinos, mostly consumed locally. Fortunately for us, the wines are now exported to the U.S., though you may have to search diligently to find them. [...]

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The legendary wine of Le Marche finally in US.

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A Stroll through Le Marche: Italy’s Undiscovered Wine Country

A Stroll through Le Marche:  Italy’s Undiscovered Wine Country | Wines and People | Scoop.it
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…
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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

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Le Marche in the Italian Wine Exploration Map by Wine Folly

Le Marche in the Italian Wine Exploration Map by Wine Folly | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Marche 41,377 acres / 16,745 hectares

  • Sangiovese (red): Typically a more herbaceous style of Sangiovese with ripe plum and berry flavors, bold tannins and dried herbs on the finish. Look for Colli Pesaresi Sangiovese.

 

  • Montepulciano (red): Smoky tobacco, mocha and wild berry flavors that range from supple and smooth to chewy on the finish. Look for Rosso Conero.

 

  • Verdicchio (white): A lean, dry white wine with pear skin and preserved lemon flavors supported with a creamy oily palate. A great wine for pairing with fish. Look for Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.
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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.

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Emanuele Dianetti and the discovery of the wines around Val Menocchia on DoctorWine

Emanuele Dianetti and the discovery of the wines around Val Menocchia on DoctorWine | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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 [...]

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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.

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Tenuta di Tavignano - Verdicchio Di Castello Di Jesi Misco 2014

Tenuta di Tavignano - Verdicchio Di Castello Di Jesi Misco 2014 | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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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.

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The Italian White Wine You Have Never Heard About But You Really Should Drink

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".

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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.

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Wine: Take a European staycation with these varieties

Wine: Take a European staycation with these varieties | Wines and People | Scoop.it
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.
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Pecorino Collevite, Le Marche: a suggested wine to forget an unwanted "staycation"

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Le Marche Wine promoted in Australia | The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion

Le Marche Wine promoted in Australia | The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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Le Marche Wine promoted in Australia | The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion

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Bringing Le Marche to Chicago – Francesca’s Marche Wine Dinner

Bringing Le Marche to Chicago – Francesca’s Marche Wine Dinner | Wines and People | Scoop.it
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 »
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Bringing Le Marche to Chicago – Francesca’s Marche Wine Dinner

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Great Title: Marche sparkling could be ‘new Prosecco’

Great Title: Marche sparkling could be ‘new Prosecco’ | Wines and People | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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This sparkling wines which comes from the Marche could be the next big sparkling phenomenon in Britain’s grocers. Discover why.

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, May 15, 2016 4:24 AM
Fantastic to read that our Marche sparkling wines could be the next big thing. It would be great for the region to get recognised! 
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The Los Angeles Times put Verdicchio among the Italy's white wines to taste a sunny spring day

The Los Angeles Times put Verdicchio among the Italy's white wines to taste a sunny spring day | Wines and People | Scoop.it

2014 Colle Stefano Verdicchio di Matelica

Verdicchio is a fragrant, generous white variety grown in the Marche, in central Italy, where it makes a wine of irresistible charm and vibrancy. This one is from Matelica, from hillside vineyards more inland than its other common DOC, Castelli di Jesi; the wine has a slightly cooler aspect, though it still gives off a scent of lemon zest and citrus blossom. The flavors are deeper, more toward tangerine, offset by a salty mineral tang. About $17 at the Wine House, Woodland Hills Wine Merchant and Wally's. [...]

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The Los Angeles Times put Verdicchio di Matelica from Le Marche among the Italy's white wines to taste a sunny spring day

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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba among several Italian red wines that people should make an effort to seek out

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba among several Italian red wines that people should make an effort to seek out | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba: Typical of the Marche region, this is an aromatic red grape and the wines tend to be dark with aromas of roses, lavender and spice, with flavours of dark berries, quite fresh, with firm tannins and a mouth-watering quality. ook for wines from Marotti Campi and Mancinelli.

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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba among several Italian red wines that people should make an effort to seek out. Lacrima di Morro d'Alba can be easily recognized by a persistant violet flavour. An original Italian wine, produced in 6 municipalities of Le Marche.

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Wine of the Week: An outrageously aromatic red

Wine of the Week: An outrageously aromatic red | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Angelini, Pergola Rosso DOC, 2014, from the Marche region of Italy will wow with its aromas. [...]

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The most American of the Le Marche wines, the most Marchigiano wine among the Americans.

Angelini Wine, Ltd. was founded by Julius and Paul Angelini when they were joined by their longtime friend, Ron Plebiscito. Coupled with hands on knowledge of the shifting US wine market, Angelini has carved a niche for itself among a very small pool of importer/distributors in the US with thriving vineyards in Europe. Azienda Agricola Angelini is nestled approximately 1000 ft above sea level in the small farming village of San Lorenzo in Campo, within the Marche region of Italy.  The 200 acre Angelini farm has been in the family for over three generations with 8 acres of vineyards of specially selected varietals; Sangiovese, Vernaccia, Pergola Rosso and Merlot.
The vineyard are cared for primarily employing organic intervention methods. The farm is located on the beautiful rolling hills of the Marche region and only 16 miles from sea. [see more at http://www.angeliniwine.com/]

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