Coined “the New Tuscany”, the Marche Wine Region is one of Italy’s last untouched wine regions, and a must for gourmet travelers. Sandwiched between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Le Marche was long kept from realizing its full potential as a wine-growing area by poverty and geography; even with the relative prosperity of recent decades and the improvements in communication lines, Le Marche is still off the beaten track. Tuscany and Umbria lie just to the west, but the charms of rural Marche - wines that are as easy on the palate as they are on the wallet, long stretches of pristine coast, and stunning medieval towns like Ascoli Piceno and Urbino - have remained largely undiscovered. Yet this area is as captivating as anything you'll find in Italy, and as Marche wines are finally begin making their mark on the wine world, the region is inching ever closer to the mainstream.
Top wines of the Marche include Moroder Rosso Cònero Dorico, Fattoria Le Terazze Rosso Cònero Sassi Neri, Lanari Rosso Cònero Fibbio, La Monascesca Verdicchio di Matelica, Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Vigneto Fogliano, Sartarelli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Tralivio and Umani Ronchi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Casal di Serra, Bucci Verdicchio, La Distesa Verdicchio, Pievalta Verdicchio, and Fattoria San Lorenzo.