The Marche region covers approximately 25,000 hectares of vineyards spread over four provinces. Verdicchio is probably the most famous representative of this region in central Italy on the Adriatic coast. The proximity to the Adriatic Sea and the western mountains create a cool, temperate climate. The vineyards are located almost exclusively on slopes with loamy soils. Unfortunately the amount of vineyards decreased in the recent years and many midget growers produce only for their own use.
The most common varieties are the white Trebbiano, Maceratino, Pecorino, Verdicchio, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Malvasia, and the red Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Lacrima di Morro and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona. One half red and white wines are produced. Almost half of the wine production comes from the province of Ascoli Piceno, 30 percent come from the province of Ancona. The main producing areas are the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (41%), the Rosso Piceno, followed by Falerio dei Colli Ascolani.
DOCG wines from Marche
Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva, Conero, Offida, Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva, Vernaccia di Serrapetrona
DOC wines from Marche
Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro oder Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Pergola, Rosso Conero, Rosso Piceno oder Piceno, San Ginesio, Serrapetrona, Terre di Offida, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Verdicchio di Matelica
IGT wines from Marche