Wines in Le Marche

Le Marche Wine: a guide to wines in Le Marche



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:


  1. Bianchello del Metauro,
  2. Colli Maceratesi,
  3. Colli Pesaresi,
  4. Esino,
  5. Falerio,
  6. Lacrima di Morro or Lacrima di Morro d’Alba,
  7. Pergola,
  8. Rosso Conero,
  9. Rosso Piceno,
  10. San Ginesio,
  11. Serrapetrona,
  12. Terre di Offida,
  13. Terreni di San Severino,
  14. Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, and
  15. Verdicchio di Matelica


And 5 DOCG’s (Denominazione di Origina Controllata e Guarantita):


  1. Conero,
  2. Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva,
  3. Offida,
  4. Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva, and
  5. 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 Italy’s 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 about Le Marche wines on a full day Wine-Tasting Tour


Take either a self-guided tour or a guided tour where you will be taken to three different family-run 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 and enjoy lunch.


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