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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 Wines in Ireland: La Rocca, Rosso Piceno Superiore, Costadoro

Le Marche Wines in Ireland: La Rocca, Rosso Piceno Superiore, Costadoro | Wines and People | Scoop.it

A relaxed, smooth and fruity Italian red with light tannins and a gentle kick of spice. Made with two of Italy's easiest drinking varieties, Montepulciano and Sangiovese, it's a classic easy drinking style that will have you and your friends reaching for more.

Intense ruby red and violet notes. Large and fine, rich with notes of red fruit and sweet complex spices. Dry, spacious and elegant notes of red fruit. [...]

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Le Marche Wines such as Pecorino, Passerina, Rosso Piceno Superiore, now have a good response in term of sales in Ireland because they are little-known. CiùCiù/Costadoro seem to have found the key to get inside this interesting market

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Le Marche Wines explained to the Irish | Good Libations: Regions to be cheerful

Le Marche Wines explained to the Irish | Good Libations: Regions to be cheerful | Wines and People | Scoop.it

While Italy is one of the largest producers of wine in the world, its whites are often regarded as simple. Four regions in central Italy are making an effort to add more character and flavour to their white wines: Umbria, Italy's land-locked region famous for its Orvieto; Emilia-Romagna, home of Parma ham, Parmesan cheese and Bolognese sauce; Marche (pronounced mar-kay) and Abruzzo, two mountainous regions hugging the coastline.
Pecora, the Italian for sheep, gives it name to both the Pecorino grape and Italian cheeses made from sheep's milk. While an ancient grape variety, its tiny yields made it non-commercial and almost extinct until saved in the 1980s. Grown mostly in Marche and Abruzzo, its high acidity matches well with oily and creamy dishes.

Trebbiano is often added to a blend of more flavoursome grape varieties to perk up the acidity and add freshness. It is popular with olive oil-dressed salads with chicken, white fish or cheeses.

Verdicchio is derived from verde for the tint of a green hue the almost colourless wines can have. [...]

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Le Marche Wines in Ireland: Belisario Verdicchio di Matelica `Vigneti del Cerro`

Le Marche Wines in Ireland: Belisario Verdicchio di Matelica `Vigneti del Cerro` | Wines and People | Scoop.it

Today, it is the biggest producer of Verdicchio in the Matelica DOC, a smaller zone than Castello di Jesi. The climate here is more continental than in Castelli di Jesi and the combination of warm days and cool nights gives a longer growing season, and lovely aromatic qualities to the wines.

  • Tasting Notes: Belisario Verdicchio di Matelica `Vigneti del Cerro`

Pale with green highlights.  Abundant aromas of vibrant grapefruit, white flowers and hints of honey dominate the nose. The palate shows refreshing acidity, interesting mineral characters, a light hint of ripe fruit and a final burst of zingy lemon to lift the finish. A beautifully balanced wine, with a soft mouthfeel that retains a wonderful lifted, fresh character.

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