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The Marche (or Marches) is a region in central Italy’s eastern coast, or in the middle of the back of the “boot” on the Adriatic Sea. The rivers that run through it are the Metauro, Potenza, Tronto and Nera. There are a diverse number of microclimates thanks to the rolling hills off the Adriatic Coast and the Apennines Mountains, the rivers and the lowland areas. This affords wine-makers many choices between cool and warm climate grape growing conditions. 
 
Civilization and wine culture has been in the region since ancient times, starting with the Greeks, through the Etruscans, Romans, Byzantines and Lombards. In the 8th century, the Franks, including Charlemagne, began annexing the Marches to the papacy. This resulted in a heated land dispute between the Vatican and the ruling emperors, who attempted to retain portions of it as “fiefs,” which were controlled by various nobility. In the 10th century, the name “Marches,” which means &ldquo Read more »

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  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Verdicchio

    Verdicchio is considered to be its native region’s most interesting white variety. Its history typifies the evolution...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • Saladini Pilastri Red Blend Marche IGT Pregio del Conte 2010

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    Wine review by alexk42


  • They've had vitis vinifera in Japan for 1200+ years, thanks to the Silk ... Four of the Italians (not Marche), and the California Ridge shot I've posted here before, so I thought more people would get them. Plus I'd imagined the valley and that mountain across it to the northeast would be a dead giveaway for the Ridge shot to some.OK, for a ch... Read More

    Forum post in the topic In the Vineyard


  • Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2014

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Kinda got caught up in realworld stuff. So after a bit of a ... roads into and through the Marche. Interestingly, a lot of pergola trellising there. I'm afraid I was more interested on a couple of trips into those dirt-road mazes in both winding out some highly tuned machinery we'd borrowed from up greater Modena way, and also trying to keep al... Read More

    Forum post in the topic In the Vineyard


  • Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno Superiore Montetinello 2010

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    Wine review by mark


  • AOakA, Gigondas tends to be big, bold and high alc due to the warm climate of ... for that bottle. I went to Marche Bacchus. Should have known they mark the bottles up too high. Gonna take a trip over to my other French wine guy and see what he ha Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • What's the reason for the stained bottle? Is it the temperature of ... at ... at the winery. Called Marche Bacchus earlier today. They seem to have a decent selection of Rhone wines. They also have a Regine I may have to pick up as well. It's kind of a long drive for me, but if I get some good wine it's all worth it.Gonna need some decent wine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pahrump Valley Winery (Nevada)


  • Unfortunately, the place with the best wine selection in Vegas is Total Wine ... more wine, but I really like Marche Bacchus for good selection, good prices (only a little more than I pay closer to the Cali wineries) and a cool restaurant policy--you can have any bottle in the shop at the adjoining restaurant for just $10 more--cheaper than co... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Colli Pesaresi Sangiovese Timoteo di Sante Cantina 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Welcome back, indeed.Ditto what Emark said.  I'm a big fan of ... for us to meet at Marche Bacchus, assuming it is still around.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Purple Problem


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