Le Marche winery tours Italy
Le Marche DOC Red Wines
Le Marche wineries produce a large variety of wines including 13 that carry the D.O.C. label. Many of these wines are a well-kept secret and in the past have been little known outside of Italy.
We also have our own vineyard and make our own wines using Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese grapes, bottles are provided free to guests at the villa.
Italy tours- Where to buy your Marche Wines
Many good wines are available at reasonable prices in the delicatessans and shops in the medieval town of Sarnano near the Villa. Better still, there are numerous Cantinas where you can visit, taste the wines and buy them direct.
Many of the vineyards are spread around the wonderful Le Marche Countryside and it’s historic towns and within easy reach of the Villa if you want Wine Tours on your holiday in Italy. You can use the Le Marche region Wine site if you wish to create that wine tour or we are happy to help you with suggestions of the best cantinas to visit on wine holidays in Le Marche.
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba
An acquired taste maybe. Close your eyes and you will think that this is a fresh young white wine, but instead its the deepest purple wine, that is dry but very smooth and fruity with a heady perfume of berries and lavender.
It is grown in the small Morro d’Alba area, near Jesi in the province of Ancona using the lacrima grape. The word Lacrima literally translates as “tears” and describes the way the grape bleeds as it nears maturity.
Terreni di San Severino Rosso
Full-bodied but light red in colour. This is a well structured wine made from the Vernaccia grape. Try the Superiore for the best wines that are laid down in Oak casks for 18 to 24 months, with another 8 – 12 months finishing before the wine goes on sale.
Produced the central and Southern provinces of Ascoli Piceno, Macerata and Ancona. which were inhabited by the ancient Piceni tribe.
Rosso Piceno is a beautiful red Le Marche wine, made predominantly with Sangiovese grapes, with Montepulciano making up the remainder. It, is medium dry full of fruit but rarely too heavy. Local favourite cantinas include Saputi, Pollenza and Villa Forano.
Vernaccia di Serrapetrona
A light, burgundy coloured sparkling Red wine made from the Vernaccia grape . Its is either sweet or semi-sweet (amabile) with a sweet and delicate fragrance and a hint of bitterness.
This robust dark red wine is gutsy, smooth dry and fruity. It almost always is made from the Montepulciano grape in a small zone near Monte Conero near Ancona.
The Cantinas in the Conero national Park are near the lovely resorts of Sirolo, Numana and Portonovo with their lovely ristorante and close to the historic centres of Loreto, Recanati and Osimo. Our favourite for a free tasting and great value but high quality wines is Garofoli near Loreto
This complex 2 year aged ruby red wine from Offida area has a fruity nose and rounded dry flavour. It is predominantly made using Montepulciano and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
I Terreni di San Severino Passito
New Wine Techniques
As climates, technologies and tastes change, there are also a few local cantinas who are introducing new grape varieties to the area, sometimes blending these with more traditional grapes with surprising results.
One such cantina is Il Pollenza, near the ancient town of Tolentino, The cantina is extremely grand and well worth a visit, the wines range from 7 that are available on tap at around €1.70 a litre or €3 for oak aged red wine and sweet and fragrant sweet wine. Bottles include fantastic reds and whites up to around €35.