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Picture-perfect region in the heart of the peninsula

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Marche: not only Verdicchio

Italians will often tell you that Le Marche ranks among the regions with the best quality of life in the country. It’s not hard to understand why: the region is a treasure trove of artistic and natural beauty, with picture-perfect towns scattered among rolling hills that separate the Apennines from the Adriatic coast, often flanked by vineyards and olive groves.

A peaceful retreat tucked between Central and Southern Italy, Molise is still little traveled by wine lovers. Mostly mountainous and hilly, with only 35 kilometers of coastline, the region is characterized by an untouched, verdant rural landscape – not unlike Abruzzo but even wilder and more authentic.
The climate of Molise differs substiantally from the interior areas, where winters are often freezing cold and summers very warm, to the coasts, which benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate. The wines vary accordingly, reflecting an intrication mosaic of different terroirs. The predominance of bulk production means that bottled wine from the region is still relatively hard to find but the best version of Tintilia, Falanghina or Montepulciano are definitely worth seeking out.A 
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Wine areas

The Marche wine region, with vineyards spanning four provinces, encompasses 13 DOC zones, five DOCG zones, and one IGT designation, resulting in a robust total wine production of around 1.6 million hectoliters.

Grapes

Marche's top red wines shine with Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes, crafting the fragrant Rosso Conero Riserva, complemented by Ciliegiolo, Pinot Nero, Lacrima di Morro, and notably, Vernaccia Nera

Wineries

The Marche wine region stands out due to its varied climate and terrain, creating an ideal setting for wine production.

Travel

Le Marche Region: A Hidden Gem Awaits. Explore a Delightful Landscape Adorned with Charming Medieval Towns and Hilltop Villages

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