Marche

Native and local varieties

  • 21% Sangiovese 
  • 19% Montepulciano 
  • 14% Verdicchio 
  • 6% Biancame 
  • 5% Trebbiano Toscano 
  • 4% Passerina 
  • 3% Malvasia Bianca Lunga 
  • 3% Pecorino 
  • 2% Trebbiano Giallo 
  • 2% Lacrima 
  • 1% Malvasia Bianca di Candia 
  • 1% Tai rosso 
  • 1% Maceratino 
  • 1% Trebbiano Abruzzese 
  • 1% Malvasia Bianca 
  • 1% Tai Friulano 
  • 1% Vernaccia 

International varieties

  • 2% Merlot 
  • 1% Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • 1% Chardonnay 

Region

  • population: 1.528.210 (2018)
  • area: 9.401 km²
  • mountains 31% / hills 69% / plains 0%

Vineyards

  • 2017: 15.476 hectares (stable)
  • 2016: 15.438 hectares (stable)
  • 2015: 15.400 hectares

Wine production

  • 2017: 859.950 hectoliters - 55,6 hectoliters/hectare (-10%)
  • 2016: 956.004 hectoliters - 61,9 hectoliters/hectare (stable)
  • 2015: 958.501 hectoliters - 62,2 hectoliters/hectare

Classification

  • DOCG and DOC wines 37% / IGT wines 18% / generic wines 45%
  • red wines 48% / white wines 52%

With a strong vocation to plurality, Marche focuses mainly on the sea: from north to south, its wines tell stories of autonomy and great hard work.

In the province of Ancona we find the denomination Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC, which enhances a red wine based on Lacrima and which is striking for the intensity of its floral scents (especially of pink and violet): in some ways an unforgettable product.

Entering the central part of the region, Verdicchio is at the base of the production of Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG, Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG and the respective DOC of origin. It is famous for its fascinating color enriched with green-gold nuances and for the use, by a producer, of a singular amphora-shaped bottle.

Further south, in the province of Macerata, Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG could surprise you with its froth. It is in fact a sparkling wine, of very limited production, based on the grapes of Vernaccia Nera which undergoes three fermentations.

Towards the border with Abruzzo, Offida DOCG, Terre d'Offida DOC and Falerio DOC tell us two other white grapes typical of the Marches that, only a few years ago, have rediscovered a new life: Passerina and Pecorino.

The Marches also know how to be effective, non-local interpreters of non-local grapes such as Sangiovese and Montepulciano; halfway between the impressive productions of Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo, Conero DOCG and Rosso Piceno DOC provide their interpretation of these two vines by putting them together. On the other hand, if we also consider white grapes, macro-denominations help us, such as Colli Pesaresi DOC and Colli Maceratesi DOC, which bring together an articulated group of types of wines.

DOCG wines

DOC wines

  • Bianchello del Metauro 
  • Colli Maceratesi 
  • Colli Pesaresi 
  • Esino 
  • Falerio 
  • I Terreni di Sanseverino 
  • Lacrima di Morro / Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 
  • Pergola 
  • Rosso Cònero 
  • Rosso Piceno / Piceno 
  • San Ginesio 
  • Serrapetrona 
  • Terre di Offida 
  • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 
  • Verdicchio di Matelica 

IGT wines

  • Marche 
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