Rosso Piceno e Novello
It is the most vast DOC wine production area in Le Marche. It includes
three provinces: Ancona, Macerata and Ascoli Piceno, and the hill
territory, which stretches from the Apennine spurs to the Adriatic Sea,
exluding the Rosso Conero area.
A mixture of 30% to 50% of Sangiovese grapes and 35% to 70% of
Montepulciano grapes. Up to a max. of 15% of other authorized red grapes
may be blended.
Appearence: it is ruby red with fading purplish tones.
Scent: its pleasant and winy scent seems fruity and floral.
Flavour: palatable, haromonious, dry, slightly tannic and
During the maturation it becomes smoother and more balanced. It is
reminiscent of liquorice roots.
Alcohol content: min. 11,5°C; the Novello must be at least 11°C.
It must be drunk when it is young, between the first and the second year.
It can last three years or more. Its qualities are emphasizedby ageing into
oak barrels and refining into bottles.
Pleasing results are obtained when served with cold or tepid soups that
are notable for their structure and sauce ingredients. It goes well with
raw and cooked salumi, and it is optimal when served with pork, beef, lamb
kid and game bird dishes either spit roasted or saucepon fried.
above all, with its remarkable characteistics, if young, blend well with
fish soup combined with tomatoes and red and green casicumus, mixed fried
fish and roasted fish.
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