Wines from Le Marche
Traditional identification of the wine production of Le March in the central region of Italy is with Verdicchio, the famous white wine of Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica that blend perfectly with the fish dishes of local cuisine. But this region also offers excellent red wines such as Rosso Piceno and Rosso Conero.
Awards for Le Marche Wine.The Italian wines from Le Marche are better known for its excellent whites but the reds are gaining recognition. Red wines like the 2007 Valturio, the 2007 Kurni were both award winners at VinItaly the ultimate experience of Italian wine tasting .
Italian Wine Areas of Le Marche
The Bianchello di Metauro DOC from the province of Pesaro including the cities of Fano, Fossombrone, Piagge e Urbino. This white can be served with antipasti, grilled fish and fresh cheeses. Deserves mentioning the bianchello from Fiorini Wines and Azienda Guerrini.
Lacrima di Morro DOC produced in the province of Ancona and in the municipalities of Morro d’Alba, Monte san Vito, San Marcello, belvedere Ostrense, Ostra e Senigallia. Most Lacrima di Morro contains at least 85% Lacrima and 15% other reds. Can be served with meat disches containing fruit (Turkey with almonds or Pig in Apple).
Offida Doc is produced in the province of Ascoli Piceno and only in the municipality of Offida. The reds are mainly from Montipulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the whites arePasserina e Pecorino. Worthy of special note is the Pecorino fro Ciu Ciu in Offida and the Rosso Piceno and Sangiovese from the same wine maker.
Indicazione Geografica Tipica IGT denomination was introduced in 1992 and states that 85% of the grapes should be grown in the region. Many good wines from various grapes varieties have been made under this umbrella denomination notably Chardonnay and Ciliegiolo from Le Marche. This last wine, Ciliegiolo is worthy noting under the Rosso Orvieto DOC denomination. A cherry flavoured, ruby red of a dedicated but highly intense bouquet has a minimum alcoholic content of 12%. Its served in Umbria and Le Marche (a total of 2.000 bottles) with local fresh water fish, fish soup and flavoured courses.