ITALIAN WINE CLUB

March 2021

MARCHE MADNESS!

 

Due only to the insane embarrassment of beautiful riches that the Italian countryside possesses, a place like Le Marche can still remain as undiscovered and unspoiled as it still is. I always refer to it as the opposite of Tuscany; not only the opposite coast line but also opposite with regards to the degree of tourism. The beauty, the charm, the culture could be easily its equal… but the food may actually be a bit better in the Marche (which should be enough reason to book a trip, you know, when we’re allowed to do that again) and the wines are certainly far more diverse. The list of white grapes alone is impressive: Verdicchio and Pecorino as the top wines, and lesser known ones like Albanella, Bianchello, Ribona and Passerina. The red vines are predominantly Montepulciano and Sangiovese, but there is also a super uniquely aromatic group of native grapes: Lacrima, Aleatico and Vernaccia Nera di Serrapetrona (which is often made like a Lambrusco.)

 

Very few of the local wines garner half the attention they deserve, but the resilient and consistently delightful nature of every Marchegiani winemaker I’ve ever met keeps them humbly believing they are making something very special. I could not agree with them more. 

 – Kevin Wardell, March 2021

 

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MADONNABRUNA 'MAREE'

PECORINO
Falerio, Marche, Italy, 2019

ANDREA FELICI
'IL CANTICO DELLA FIGURA'

VERDICCHIO
Jesi, Marche, Italy 2017

LUIGI GIUSTI
LACRIMA DI MORRO D'ALBA

LACRIMA
Marche, Italy 2018

SAN LORENZO
'BURELLO' ROSSO PICENO

60% MONTEPULCIANO
+ 40% SANGIOVESE
Marche, Italy 2016
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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