Marche Food & Wine


Wine & Wine

Le Marche is a mixture of hills and valleys which descend from the Apennines towards the sea. See below villages of ancient and historical origins can be found when travelling inland, with medieval settlements surrounded by walls, fifteenth century castles and renaissance fortresses, which dominate the hill tops. 

It is these hills that represent the best area for the flourishing prosperity of grape-viones and for the production of the best quality grapes. Both the strenght of the sun and right equilibrium with its heat, enable the grapes to produce a high sugary strenght and a delicate smell, important elements for producing good wines. 

There are really good wines in the whole region. Wine is grown by many small vineyards and some of medium size, are emerging. The public authorities have guided and coordinated their production from the fields to the market. 

Le Marche has a type of wine for each district: the Conero red wine,
Rosso Conero, tastes of the strong land that gave birth to it, it has the fibre of its extracters and if its chisellers, who know every aspect of it; the Piceno red wine, Rosso Piceno, which extending his area until province of Ancona, and Rosso Piceno Superiore in particular, has a strong and sentimental hold on people from the south of Le Marche; wines from the Macerata area, Colli Maceratesi and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, and from the Fermo area, Falerio, expreme the sweetness and hidden domestic qualities that surround the warmth of the people. 

The wines of the Pesaro area,
Bianchello del Metauro and Colli Pesaresi, recall the Romagna flavours and are endowed with that sweet tone of the language spoken by the people of the Gallic part of Le Marche. The success of Verdicchio is not surprising, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica, a golden colour, slightly bitter and surprinsingly simple, suitable with sea foods. Since then another three DOC wines have been authorized: in 1987 Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, a precious wine, limited in its production and with a special taste, and the Esino, born in 1995, once regarded as a table wine. 

Two types of wine from an only land which corresponds to the noble area of the Castelli del Verdicchio. Of the Piceno wines in 2001,
Offida has been considered of maximum quality, giving other locally grown and produced wines great worth. 

A new technology for wine refinement, based on a well-established tradition, is lately being developed. The ageing of red wines (Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno Superiore) has restored the custom of the "bottaie", a place where there are oak-wood barrels, which convey the idea of the typical winery. 

Other new technologies, such as the "barriche" or the moderate ageing of white wines, among the Verdicchio, are useful to increase the wine scent and taste and to spur even the most alert consumer.

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