Le Marche wine – White Wines
Many people’s knowledge of Le Marche wines starts (and sometimes ends) with Verdicchio and its characteristic green fish shaped bottle.
However, as Le Marche becomes better known, so do Le Marche wines and the region produces some great whites wines, many are available in the delicatessans and shops in the medieval town of Sarnano near our lovely Villa. We are also now making our own “SuperMarche” wine from our vineyard of Syrah, Merlot and Sangiovese grapes and provide free bottles to guests on arrival.
Le Marche wine tour map
Better still, we have created a Wine Tour using Google maps around the cantinas that we have visited in the wonderful central Le Marche Countryside and it’s historic towns. We are happy to help you with suggestions of the best cantinas to visit on wine holidays in Le Marche.
Marche Esino Bianco:
Esino Biano, produced in Ancona and the area of Macerata near Matelica (an hour from the Villa), it has a heady scent and crisp brut taste, thanks to the verdicchio grapes used.
Bianco dei Colli Maceratesi:
Bianco dei Coli Maceratesi means “white from the Macerata hills” and is produced locally to the villa. With a refreshing dry taste, a floral bouquet and a minimum of 11% alcohol, this white is produced from the Maceratino grape (min. 70%).
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
Le Marche’s most famous export is Jesi Verdicchio; which is a clear, dry intense and full-bodied white made from the Verdicchio grape plus up to 20% of Malvasia and Trebbiano. The Jesi Verdicchio vineyards are around the lovely medieval town of Jesi found just inland from Ancona, an hour from The Villa
Verdicchio di Matelica:
Produced in a more elevated zone than it’s cousin from Jesi, Verdicchio di Matelica has very similar characteristics but with a crisper, simpler and fuller bodied flavour, derived from it’s mountainous origins. Matelica is an hour North of the Villa near Camerino and the caves at Frassasi
This light green, fresh and fruity wine is only produced in small quanities but has a really rounded flavour and is great as a pre dinner aperitif. It’s made from a minimum 85% Pecorino grape in the Offida area an hour South East of the villa
Falerio dei Colli Ascolani:
A beautiful, delicately perfumed, not too dry white. Falerio is a blend of Tuscan Trebbiano, Tuscan Malvasia, Pinot bianco, Verdicchio, Passerina and Pecorino grapes nurtured on the gentle slopes in the Provinces of Ascoli and Fermo just South of the Villa.
Bianchello del Metauro:
A delicate dry white wine that a real depth of flavour. It has been produced locally since 500 b.c. and is still tasting superb. Made from bianchello grapes in the Metauro area, 1 hour 40mins from the Villa, it has a minimum alcoholic content of 11.5%.
Made with the Passerina grape in the Offida area an hour South East of the Villa, it has a great perfume and slightly acidic but honey flavour. Available locally at €6.50 for 5 litres!
Here is another site offering a list with many, but by no means all Le Marche wineries