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Italian postal service issues "Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi" stamp

Italian postal service issues "Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi" stamp | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, the Italian postal service issued a stamp commemorating the appellation Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva DOCG (above). The stamp is one of fifteen to be issued in celebration of the more than 70 Italian DOCGs.


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Le Marche, Italy - Red Wines of The Region

Le Marche, Italy - Red Wines of The Region | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Le Marche produces a large variety of wines including 13 varieties of wine carrying the D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) label. 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 and the fantastic prices![...]
Rosso Conero
Produced from grapes which ripen in a restricted sunny area in the foothills of the mountain which goes by the same name just south of Ancona. The prevailing protagonist of it’s composition is the fruit of the Montepulciano vine to which may be added Sangiovese in quantity not exceeding 15% of the total. It is an exceptional wine with a remarkable Mediterranean temperament, a ruby red colour, clear and brilliant, dry flavour pleasing to the taste, rich fruity nose, full bodied and velvety. Alcohol content not less than 11.5%.
It was particularly appreciated by the ancient Romans and is an ideal companion of roast meats, game and in general all rich and spicy food – a strong personality
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba
A high quality wine produced in a small area north of the River Esino in the province of Ancona with Morro d’Alba at it’s center. It is produced from the lacrima grape, native of the area. A rich ruby red with violet reflections in young wines. A pleasant, dry but smooth taste and a rich fruity nose reminiscent of bilberries and violets. Almost a varietal, a maximum of 15% of other grapes of approved varieties may be added for correction purposes, normally Montepulciano and Verdicchio. After the first racking in late December a 2nd fermentation is induced by the addition of a must produced from partially dried grapes (a method known as the ‘governo Toscano’).
Normally consumed as a young wine during the year of bottling but sometimes aged for up to 3 years. Best served at below room temperature (around 15°C) Goes well with Vincisgrassi, lasagna, pasta dishes with a tomato and meat sauce, all roast and grilled red meat and game.
Rosso Piceno
Amongst the thirteen, the one that covers the largest zone of production covering the entire lowlands and medium hills of the centre and south of the region. In the most part, the territory inhabited by the ancient Piceni.
Sangiovese and Montepulciano are used in it’s production with added small measures of Trebbiano and Passerina. A beautiful ruby red colour and a pleasant dry and fruity flavour graded at 11.5% increasing to 12-13% which qualifies the wine as ‘superiore’


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2010 Fattoria Colmone della Marca Bianco del Moro

2010 Fattoria Colmone della Marca Bianco del Moro | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Tasting Notes:

Eyes: clear, water white with peachy tingeNose: clean, low to med- intensity, youthful to developing, vanilla, spice, floral, subtle woodiness, appleMouth: dry, med body, med- to med acid, med+ alcohol, med- intensity, med- length, bitter citrus rindAll in all: Good quality; drink now.

A clear, almost colourless wine. I wasn’t sure whether or not the hint of peachiness in the wine was due to the red stains in the wine glasses we were using or because of some strangely coloured grape. Like Gewurztraminer.
The nose was weird. I captured little to no fruit – just an ethanol-like spice, a slight neutral vanilla fruitiness, and neutral wood. Further smelling revealed a flutter of apples and more notably, nuts. Vague floral notes. Not aromatic. A generally restrained character, and I determined that it was Old World – no doubt that this wouldn’t be from the realm of the New. Two colleagues guessed Chenin – notes of wet wool and river stones were mentioned.
Grüner, is that you? Maybe. Not enough acidity or life. Grüner is like that talkative friend. This wine is pretty closed.
Similar on the palate: restrained yet round, but not oily. A mineral and a subtle tongue-coating citrus pith flavour almost cancels out the medium acidity, but isn’t cloying because there’s not much to cloy, except a slight alcohol warmth. The alcohol is not low.
By no means did this wine seem anything that fit the diverse French moulds, nor the aromatic whites of Spain and Germany. Despite the lack in crispness, Italy seemed to be the one, with the all-neutral everything. Apparently correct.
Looking back at my grape chart, guesses of Fiano or Falanghina (whatever the hell that is) probably would’ve been the closest (due to mere descriptions). My guesses started with Arneis, then trailed on to Vermentino, Verdicchio, Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, and then from there I attempted to just name all the white Italian grapes I knew. Chardonnay-like, even.
Who’d've thunk that this would be a Sangiovese (a red grape) without the red?! Crazy. Nerdy, even. Weird, especially because red Sangiovese typically has an undeniable aromatic savoury cherry character. Skins are important! Push down those grape skins. Pump them over. Oh, yes.
It’s funny, because I always jokingly guess white Sangiovese whenever I’m blinded with a white, but this is the one time it took me forever to get it.
I’ve had this wine be described to me before: memorable descriptions of red fruit have me believe that this wine is at it’s peak or over the hill (or that the taster might’ve been primed to pick up red fruit). If I was blindfolded, I’m pretty sure it would’ve been hard for me to guess the colour of the wine. In this wine, secondary characteristics reign!
If this wine isn’t weird to you, it should be. Sangiovese without the red is sort of like a hot dog without the bun, a pizza without tomato sauce, or a college party without alcohol. Doable. Tricky. Atypical.
Interesting? Assolutamente. Worth it? Maybe a year or so ago. Elegant and inoffensive at best.

Producer: Fattoria Colmone della Marca
Designation: Bianco del Moro
Region: Italy
Sub-Region: Marche
Variety: Sangiovese (without red pigment extraction)
ABV: 13.5%
Vintage: 2010
Tasted: February 23, 2013
Price: $38 (Liberty)


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Esanatoglia: medieval village in the Verdicchio di Matelica Area

Esanatoglia: medieval village in the Verdicchio di Matelica Area | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Esanatoglia, born in 1862 from the combination of AESA and Anatolia, is a medieval town located in the province of Macerata in the Marche hinterland with a population of just over two thousand people nestled between Mount Gemmo and Mount Corsegno.

The city was ruled by Malcavalca until 1211 and in the same year it was took over by the Ottoni di Matelica. Three years later, and for the next three centuries, the influential family da Varano of Camerino dominated the city. Under the Varano family, the city of Santa Anatolia maintained a certain autonomy: the disclosure of the first statutory occurred in 1324. Esanatoglia remained unscathed by war and looting for a long time, and only in 1443 was conquered with the help of Matelica by Francesco I Sforza. In 1502, the fort became the property of the Papal States.

The parish church of Santa Anatolia - read more The Fountains of San Martino, still fully functional, represent a unique example of fourteenth-century waterworks. Varano Palace - read more The Tower of St. Andrew is enhanced by its bell towers, medieval buildings, the furnace of the fifteenth century, the Door of the church with adjacent the old paper mill, the first tannery and the local theater.

In terms of culinary, all the surrounding valley is lush with precious mushrooms and truffles to be prepared and enjoyed in many different ways, the typical dishes are pork rinds or pork rind (pig skin) with beans served with toasted bread, sweet “frostingo” made with pig’s blood, the biscuits with anise or with a waffle mixed with eggs, flour and anise, better known as the “ciarle” in addition to good Verdicchio di Matelica as local wine.


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Roger Killen: Italy's forgotten wine regions produce memorable wines

Roger Killen: Italy's forgotten wine regions produce memorable wines | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

The forgotten fields of Italy's central vineyards cover a swath of land from the Marche to Molise and include the not-to-be-overlooked regions of Umbria, Lazio and the Abruzzo. The grape varieties in these five central Italian regions are immense, albeit unusual. So much so, that it would be challenging to elaborate on all of them in one succinct review.

Nonetheless, with a vast collection of choices to draw from this quintuplet of regions, one doesn't have to do any selective grape picking to find alluring winners. After shuffling through some Italian reds from the cellar, I noticed that the two wines that piqued my curiosity were both from the middle of Italy.

My initial inquiry involved a wine from Italy's central-most region, Umbria. This tiny landlocked area produces well-known Trebbiano-based white wines from Orvieto, as well as original and inspiring red wines like Sagrantino and the more recognizable Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet and Merlot. All should make it onto the shopping list of wines to try out...

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Wines and people of Le Marche: Berluti Vini, Ancona

Wines and people of Le Marche: Berluti Vini, Ancona | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

The Berluti Wine Company stands amidst the rolling hills of Candia and Montesicuro in Ancona, Italy.
Founded in 1974, the farm has a surface of 45 hectars in the Marches countryside, with its back to the Conero Riviera that the vineyards unfold where the Montepulciano grapes give their best, expressing the variety's characteristics to the full, making the most of the excellent exposure and careful attention to all agronomic aspects.
Berluti for the last 50 years for which it has been producing Rosso Conero DOC, Rosato IGT and Esino Bianco DOC with great commitment and great passion.
Grapes are worked in the modern cellars, yielding valuable wines that are typical of the region.


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Best Wines of Le Marche: Ozio, Marche Rosso Igt, Cameli Irene

Best Wines of Le Marche: Ozio, Marche Rosso Igt, Cameli Irene | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Montepulciano 100% begins with fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then be finished in barriques (French oak barrels), where is also the malolactic elaging for 24 months.
The maturing of the wine bottle is completed in 6 months.
The geographical wine area is in the municipalities of Castorano and Offida.
Pomegranate red, clear and consistent. To the nose is complex enough, with signs of red fruits cooked and in jam, mature blackberry, wilted violet, pepper and enamel. To the nose is dry, warm, soft enough, well balanced tannins and freshness. A plesant end with a mineral-sulfur hint. Pairing with Pork loin baked with apples, chestnuts and mushrooms.

 

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Best Wines of Le Marche: Ciù Ciù Offida Pecorino DOCG Le Merlettaie

Best Wines of Le Marche: Ciù Ciù Offida Pecorino DOCG Le Merlettaie | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

The lace workers of Offida weave together the threads, with precise and quick movement of their fingers. They are the last witnesses of a precious art of ancient origin… so it is the origin of Pecorino, a noble Italic, austere, harsh and strong grape’s variety, which has been confined for decades onto the bare and steep slopes of the Piceno Apennines. A few wine growers have recently rediscovered this wine thanks to their love and enthusiasm. Pecorino is rare, precious and able to exhale a strong personality recalling ethereal and persistent sensations, year after year. Its personality and strength are harmonically enhanced by fermentation in “noble” wood, a perfect example of the past combined with a new oenological knowledge.

Straw yellow, crystal clear and consistent. The aroma has predominantly floral perfumes of acacia and hawthom:fruits of apple, peach and banana. To the taste it is warm, soft enogh and fresh. Full bodies, averagely persistent, with the end characterized by a floral return

 

GEOGRAPHIC PRODUCTION AREA
the towns of Offida and Acquaviva Picena, in Ascoli Piceno province
SOIL
medium mixture, quite clayey
HEIGHT
280 metres above sea level


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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba - Tears of Joy

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba - Tears of Joy | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

This wine springs from the soils of the Marche region of Italy, province of Ancona, and most precisely, the little town of Morro d’Alba. Just in this place, and in a few surrounding hamlets, grows one of Italy’s, and indeed the world’s most distinctive grapes: Lacrima (di Morro d’Alba). Those with some familiarity with Latin-rooted languages might understand “Lacrima” as “tear”, and they’d be right. The deeply colored variety is so named because its very thin skins, that upon reaching full ripening, often split, and spill their stained fructose “tears”. A pity for the grower who has to learn how to get his fruit in preferably just before the bawling starts, but those who do manage it give the drinker a rare pleasure...

 

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Awarded Wines of Le Marche: Sartarelli, Balciana - Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC

Awarded Wines of Le Marche: Sartarelli, Balciana - Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Balciana 2009 – Sartarelli is a wine that has been prized with "5 grappoli" by the AIS Guide "Duemilavini" ed. 2012.

 Pairing: Amazing with stockfish, very good with pate de foie gras, roast goose and duck, also perfect with cheeses, especially mature ones, and smoked fish.

Sensorial Characteristics: Intense straw yellow colour with nuances of golden yellow. Intense on the nose with hints of ripe fiuits, tropical and citrus fruits, touches of spice, liquorice root, almonds and honey. It is strong on the palate but at the same time flesh and sapid with a persistent taste and smell. It is fiull-bodied with an intense harmoniously balanced flavour, despite the high alcoholic content, extremely agreeable to the palate.
Alcohol content: l4,5%Vol
Residual sugars: <1 5 g/l
Closure: natural cork
Serving temperature: 10-12°C


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The Noble Wines of Le Marche: Villa Forano, Appignano MC

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The vines placed on the hills are bathed in sun and get good exposure from the elements guaranteeing the maintenance of healthy grapes even when the grapes remain on the vine for a greater period of time. The choice of the grape variety goes to autochthonous vines, able to offer great quality and to best express the characteristics of the land. The Maceratino grapes is the prevalent one in the D.O.C Colli Maceratesi Bianco, while Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes are included in the D.O.C Rosso Piceno.

The plant densities are particularly high (80 cms on the rows) creating unprecedented concentration of fruit, which is also evident in the final product. The climate is affected by the Adriatic influence: it's mildly cold during the winter and particularly warm during the summer. The hills are well ventilated thanks to the mitigating effect of the sea that is located 25km away. All these conditions allow us to reach high sugar, phenolic and berry ripening. Apart from the Montepulciano grapes that ripens later. For this reason we make solid grapes pruning in the pre-harvest on Montepulciano vines and these grapes' harvest begins mid October....


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Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2010 Monte Schiavo

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This straw yellow Verdicchio is a great example of how fresh and fragrant this grape variety can be. With a perfumed bouquet of pineapple and citrus the palate is dry, elegant and distinct.

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Angeli di Varano: Mount Conero Wines Le Marche

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"Angeli di Varano"winery is run by the family Chiucconi from three generations.  
Nowadays the two brothers Lorenzo and Matteo, are determined to produce the best grapes in accordance with the traditions  to obtain the absolute excellence of Rosso Conero wine, thus giving this beautiful wine the prestige it deserves.


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Le Marche Wines in Liverpool

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Delifonseca will host a special Italian Wine Evening on Tuesday, June 11 in association with Umani Ronchi Wine Estate and Enotria World Wines.

Starting at 7.30pm, head chef Andy Hutchinson and the team at the Stanley Street eatery will be serving a delicious set menu paired with four wonderful wines, enabling guests to learn all about their creation straight from the wine-maker Giorgio Pasanisi who will be on hand throughout the evening to talk and take questions.

To start, diners will be served Crab Linguini paired with Passerina delle Marche IGT 2012 and Verdicchio Classico Superiore 2012main course will be Roasted Rump of Herdwick Lamb with Olive Oil & Black Pepper Mash and Caponata. The accompanying wines will be Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, 2011 and Cumaro, Rosso Conero 2008.To finish, there will be a traditional Vanilla Panna Cotta with Limoncello Granita.  
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Verdicchio, a vibrant Italian white wine

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With the first stirrings of summer heat, the crisp, citrusy allure of white wine beckons. Italian whites differ from California whites in that they are often a blend of citrus, almond, herbal, and mineral, less big fruit than a bewitching melange, mostly fermented in stainless steel instead of a toasted oak barrel, an interesting yet easy-drinking wine to ponder the questions of the ages.
Verdicchio is a characterful white wine that comes from the Le Marche region of Central Italy, just east of Tuscany on the coast. It’s a rugged region, sparsely populated, with a history of two wine grape varietals, Verdicchio for white and Montepulciano for red. Verdicchio comes in two distinct incarnations, the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (the biggest production, softer, rounder, and most easily found in this country) and the Verdicchio di Matelica (which is a sharper, more floral version). The Verdicchio del Castelli di Jesi springs from limestone soils, channeling its minerality into the body of the wine. Verdicchio means “little green one” in Italian, and its straw color with green tinges reflect that. A flavor profile of fresh apples, lemon (fruit, peel, and flowers), herbaceous notes, wet stone, and a slightly bitter toasted almond finish form the base for the wine. Crisp acidity, with medium alcohol, it is food-friendly (especially to fish) and an excellent aperitif. Once disparaged as a simple quaffing wine, Verdicchio’s quality has been improved in recent years by local producers, especially Garofali, who has mastered the incarnation of this grape.
At a recent Le Marche educational dinner seminar, conducted by the North American Sommelier Association, four Verdicchios were explored. The 2010 Bucci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico was a pleasant aperitif, more golden delicious apple and almonds, with the vanilla touch of a brief time aged in oak. The 2011 Garofoli “Macrina” Verdicchio Classico Superiore was aromatic, elegant, yet crisp in its expression. Grapefruit, lemon, and lime notes frame the yellow plum, ripe apples, peaches, and mango flavors, with a long finish of slightly bitter hazelnut skin. The 2007 Villa Bucci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva was rounder, more elegant, full bodied and well balanced, with aromas and flavors of apricot compote, spice, hazelnut, honey, and flint. The oak and bottle aging contributed to the more savory character of the wine, with more spice, nuts, herbs, and mineral notes present over the fruit and floral of a younger wine. Finally, the 2010 Garofali Podium Verdicchio Classico Superiore offered up intense ripe apricot fruit, citrus, almond, a touch of honey, mineral notes, a hint of green hazelnut, no oak, and an intriguing salinity. This is not a simple wine, dry and crisp when young, but worthy of aging (it develops a deep golden hue and a ripe apricot flavor tinged with a burnt sugar note reminiscent of creme brulée), it has earned lots of notice from wine critics. and the influential Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso has bestowed the Tres Bicchieri (three glass) award to this wine.
Try Verdicchio for a change of pace, a savory, crisp white wine that complements seafood and fish, but stands on its own as a zesty, citrusy, almond-tinged aperitif, constantly refreshing the palate, and begging you to empty the glass.


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Le Marche: Land of Wines

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Marche is an explosion of color, living Fauvism.

You’ll feel stupefied by such beauty, as you will by the wines of this region.
Juicy, tasteful, full bodied but subtle wines, marked by the inner story of this land. Every wine is a manifesto of a particular place, maybe where the Romans planted the first vineyard or where only few vignerons are still cultivating an ancient grape that none will ever know. And we have to thank them, because after years of perfecting their techniques, of searching for clones and selecting vines, we are all happy to enjoy the results of their endeavors, and we are not only speaking about great white wines like Verdicchio, but also about Sangiovese, Lacrima di Morro (produced exclusively in the village of Morro d’Alba), Montepulciano and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, all native and ready to be discovered with a great Marche wine tour!


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Monte Schiavo Wines, Le Marche

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The common denominator of all MONTE SCHIAVO wines is the strong commitment to quality, ranging from the careful management of the soils and the vineyards, to the precise selection of the grapes, which are harvested and worked with the utmost care. Hence the most traditional skills are maintained, whilst employing the most modern facilities, thus ensuring that standards of hygiene and quality are achieved.


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Best Wines of Le Marche: Fattoria Mancini - Colli Pesaresi Doc Focara Pinot Nero - 2009

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Pinot Noir was introduced to the coast of Pesaro by the French administration during the Napoleonic Empire. The soil of calcareous sandstone and the cool microclimate, were considered to be ideal for the cultivation of this variety. From 1861, for five generations of winegrowers, the Mancini family have preserved and reproduced the original clones, on the best terrains of Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo. Among these hills, the area of Focara in particular has distinguished itself over the years for the production of Pinot Noir with a strong personality and with the typical character of this grape variety.
Focara Pinot Noir is produced from a traditional red vinification, then aged in barrel for 12 months. The quality and history of this wine was acknowledged in 2000 through the creation of the D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) Colli Pesaresi Focara Pinot Nero.

Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir Harvest Period: end of August Analytical data Alcohol % vol: 13.5 pH: 3.55 Total Acidity: 5.0 Description: Ruby red attenuated, clear and consistent. The aroma presents itself with the perfumes of rose, violet, marasca cherry and red plum. In the mouth it is dry, warm, soft enough and fresh, with gentle tannins. Full bodied, balanced, intense and persistent, at the endbalsamic hints and spicy black pepper. Click for more infos
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Best Wines of Le Marche: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Doc Classico Superiore 2009 - La Scappia - Benigni Maurizio

Best Wines of Le Marche: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Doc Classico Superiore 2009 - La Scappia - Benigni Maurizio | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

The firm started in 1997 with a family tradition of 50 years of production. The farm has 4 hectars of vines in the area of San Paolo di Jesi that mainly produce Verdicchio. Their best product is the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Doc Classico Superiore 2009 - La Scappia.

Grapes: Verdicchio 100% Alcohol: 14% Bottles produced: 3500 Description: Straw yellow with slim gilded highlights intense fruity nose ranging from peach to the pineapple and the citrus fruits of grapefruit and lime. Floral hints of yellow violets, tiglio and acacia, light minerality and flint. Notable in the mouth is the softness and the taste that accents the gustatory persistence. Pairing: ravioli with butter and sage Price: 10 €
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Wines of Le Marche: Discover wines of the “New Tuscany” in a guided tasting

Wines of Le Marche: Discover wines of the “New Tuscany” in a guided tasting | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Ascoli Piceno is the name of a largely undiscovered province within the barely discovered region of Marche in Italy. The province, which the New York Times has branded “The New Tuscany,” turns out three notable wines. Two of them—Falerio and Offida—are named for towns of the province and are fashioned predominantly of Trebbiano Toscano and Passerina grapes respectively. The third wine, called simply rosso, “red,” is a blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese.

But tasting, of course, is believing. And on April 17, you will have a chance to do just that when the Picenos Wine Consortium sponsors a guided tasting of the region’s wines, which are currently unavailable in the United States. Dishes meant to complement the wines will be prepared by chef Emilio Pascuallini. James Beard nominated cookbook author Francine Segan will be your host (and translator).

The event will take place at the 92nd Street Y and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $40 a person. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue.

 


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Alberto Quacquarini Vernaccia di Serrapetrona Dolce

Alberto Quacquarini Vernaccia di Serrapetrona Dolce | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Color garmet red, clear with good effervescenze. The aroma is complex enough of rose and wilted violet, large cherries from Pistoia and strawberry. Lighty spicy of chocolate. In the mouth it is sweet, warm enough, fresh and plesantly fizzy. At the end it fades on sweet and ripe fruit. Bavarian mousse with fruits of the forest.

Location: Colleluce vineyards, planted in 1970, 20.00 Ha
Alcohol content: 11.5% - 12%
Percentage of dessicated grapes: from 55% to 60%
Froth Time: 8/9 months
Pairings: Ideal for pastry cakes dry, sparkling wine can be good meditation
Serving temperature: 8 ° - 10 ° C
Standard Packaging: 0.75 liter - 1.5 liter Magnum


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Offida Passerina DOC "Castrum" - Cantine Il Crinale

Offida Passerina DOC "Castrum"  - Cantine Il Crinale | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

White wine grapes produced with "Passerina" from yellowish light and fruity taste that recalls the flower of acacia, has a taste crisp and dry with a persistent aftertaste, ideal union with fish and the first Mediterranean cuisine.

Production area: Born in the hills of Piceno where the grape Passerina represents history and tradition.

Grape: 100% Passerina.

Organoleptic characteristics: The colour is light yellow with green reflections. Fresh smell, fruity, floral and herbaceous have a clear hint of acacia flower, but also exotic fruit and honey. The taste is just as crisp, with hints of green apple. At the same time it is dry and characterized by obvious hints minerals. The aftertaste is bitter but with spicy notes, very pleasant and persistent. High levels of acidity. Overall wine is an intense, full-bodied, aromatic.

Service: Serve tulips flared at a temperature of 8-10 ° C.

Pairing: A fresh and dry wine that perfectly pair with the Adriatic coastal cuisine based on fish ans ses food. Mediterranean cuisine: light sauces pasta dishes enriched with seasonal vegetables.


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Marche bianco IGP Gramelot - Cantine di Castignano

Marche bianco IGP Gramelot  - Cantine di Castignano | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it
Organolectic Description of the Wine

Colour: greenish yellow
Fragrance: intense with hints of ripe fruit and lightly dried grapes
Flavour: velvety with pleasant sensations of tropical fruit, candied peach and pineapple
Consistency: dry, with correct acidity, a wide and full concoction unfolds in the mouth in confirmation of an elegant combination

Technical Data

Total Hectarage as vineyard: 550 hectares, from participating members, in total
Soil makeup: medium mix, predominantly clayish
Production in Hl: 150

Availability as bottles: 20.000
Mean vineyard altitude in metres: 300 above sea level
Plant density per hectare: No.of vines 3.000
Training method: vertical-trellised
Percentage grape mix: trebbiano, pecorino, passerina and verdicchio
Fermentation: without the skins and with the use of a selected yeast strain
Bottle ageing: 6 months
Alcohol content % vol.: 13 Total acidity gr./l.: 5,8
Residual sugar gr./l.: 3,5


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Conti di Buscareto Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Brut Rose from Le Marche

Conti di Buscareto Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Brut Rose from Le Marche | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

This N. v. Conti di Buscareto Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Brut Rose from Marche is a dry, floral rose with notes of strawberry that is best served as an aperitif or fun nightcap. Expect tight-knit bubbles are reminiscent of champagne, but much cleaner (lacking the yeast and acidity of champagne).


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Luigi Silvestri's curator insight, December 22, 2012 12:38 PM

If Lacrima is a Marche region specialy, Brut Rose from www.contidibuscareto.com is a specialty among specialties

 

Look for it at your best resaturants, including Hong Kong

 

www.accantogroup.com/accantowine

luigi.silvestri@accantogroup.com

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The Wines of the Aso Valley: Casale Vitali, Montelparo

The Wines of the Aso Valley: Casale Vitali, Montelparo | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Casale Vitali’s farm was created in 1970 by Alfredo and Giuliano Vitali. At first they farmed livestock. With the development of the peach cultivation in the Aso valley, they transformed it into a fruit and vine farm. Casale Vitali’s winery was born modestly in 2003 in the cellar of the country house. Nowadays there is a bottling line and an area for aging wine, a tasting room. Casale Vitali produces:

Falerio Pecorino DOC
Rosso Piceno DOC
Marche Sangiovese IGT
Marche Rosato IGT
Falerio DOC
Marche Passerina IGT


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