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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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  • Merlot

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

  • Ugni Blanc

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Verdicchio

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

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  • 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

  • Moroder Rosso Conero Aion 2011


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    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Velenosi Visciole NV


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    Wine review by angieandtwogirls

  • Calai 2013


    Un vino dal colore giallo paglierino, fresco e floreale, un pò carente al naso denota comunque profumo di ginestra, fiori bianchi. Al gusto, sapido, di media persistenza e buona acidità, da evidenziare il retrogusto un pò amaro tipico dell'uva Pecorino. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio

  • Boccadigabbia Merlot Pix Marche 2001


    I would like to find a cabarnet sauvignon from the late 1990? Read More

    Wine review by ninog

  • Velenosi Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC Querci'Antica 2010


    I love the floral character of this soft, dry red wine! Read More

    Wine review by sarahbeader

  • Failoni Rosso Piceno 2010


    A bit astringent on the nose with notes of camphor and wild arugula laced with aromas of dates and smoke. Mid weight on the palate but not without a touch of heaviness. Theres plenty of acidity keeping this juicy but this a bit pasty on the palate lending the wine a bit of an extracted feel. Tannins are a bit raw and drying, though there are so... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Failoni Rosso Piceno 2010


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    Wine review by mark

  • Velenosi Brecciarolo Rosso Piceno Superiore 2010


    Dark and spicy on the nose with bigs note of spicy flowers and green fennel seeds along with toasty oak competing for ones attention on the inky, slightly peppery and floral laced nose. Big, smooth, and polished in the mouth this is positively exuberant in the way it rushes over the tongue and fills the mouth. The fruit is lovely, easy and not... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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