Le Marche Wine
Le Marche wine is still relatively unknown outside of Italy. Despite this, in recent years, Le Marche wines have not only improved but are also beginning to make their mark in the wine world.
Today, Le Marche has 15 DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) classfied wines:
Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio, Lacrima di Morro or Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Pergola, Rosso Conero, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio, Serrapetrona, Terre di Offida, Terreni di San Severino, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Verdicchio di Matelicaand
And 5 DOCG's (Denominazione di Origina Controllata e Guarantita):
- Conero, Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva, Offida, Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva, Vernaccia di Serrapetrona
White Wines of Le Marche
The Verdicchio grape is the most well known grape of the region and ranks amongst one of Italys finest whites. Other white grapes produced in the region, but to a much lesser degree, are Pecorino, Passerina, Bianchello del Metauro and Falerio which is a blend of Trebbiano, Pecorino and Passerina.
Red Wines of Le Marche
Montepulciano and Sangiovese are the most widely grown red grapes in the region and most red wines consist of one or other of these grapes, if not both. Despite the dominance of Verdicchio as the most well-known wine, Le Marche makes some very fine red wines including Rosso Piceno and Rosso Conero.
Learn More about Le Marche Wines:
During your stay if you'd like to learn more about the wines of Le Marche you can either join one of our Wine-tasting and food pairing events here at the hotel where we have hand-selected 6 quality classic wines of the region each from a different vineyard and have paired each with a small taster dish.
Wine-Tasting Day Tour
Alternatively you could either take a self-guided tour or a guide tour where you will be taken to three different family owned vineyards in the Region. You will sample wines made from indigenous grape varieties such as Verdicchio, Trebbiano, Pecorino, Passerina, Bianchello, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Lacrima, Vernaccia and more. You will walk through vineyards, discover all the secrets techniques behind wine making.
Here at Hotel Leone we also have a 2 night wine-tasting package, so if you fancy a weekend break combined with learning more about Le Marche wines this could be for you.