Marche is not as well known as other central Italian regions, but in recent years has been rediscovered and appreciated for its natural beauty, history, culture, food and wine.
The area produces excellent red wines: Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes combine to give birth to the prestigious Rosso Conero. One of Marche’s most interesting native grapes is certainly Lacrima di Morro d’Alba. It is an extremely aromatic red grape, which grows in the province of Ancona and is light-bodied with distinct floral notes of rose and violet.
The characteristic white grape of this region is Verdicchio that produces the famous DOC Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica and have a distinguishing aroma and taste of Golden apples. Pecorino and Passerina are two other fresh, mineral wines from this area.