The wines of Le Marche range from the serious to the quaffable

The local red wine, known as Rosso Piceno, is a blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes and has a deep red colour with a smooth black fruit taste with hints of spice. The ‘Superiore’ is aged for twelve months in oak barrels. The local white wines are named after the predominant grape used and these include Passerina, Pecorino and Trebbiano grapes.

It is impossible to recommend any particular wine because we have enjoyed every bottle we have tried! Some of the local wineries include: Le Senate (Altidona), Centanni (Montefiore del ‘Aso), Cantina dei Monti (Ortezzano), Dezi (Servigliano) and Ciu Ciu (Offida) – if you are interested in visiting the Cui Cui vineyard telephone ahead to book a tour on +39 0735 488010, or you can buy the wine, with or without a tasting session, from their showroom in Offida, in the main piazza +39 0736 618024.

We particularly love the wines at Le Senate, which is a 15 min drive from the house toward the coast, at Altidona, and run by Giulio Visi and his wife Pamela.  Situated on a hill side overlooking the Adriatic coast near Fermo, they produce two spectacular red wines, Barbula (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) and Cacinello (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot). If you call them on +39 348 780 7017 and arrange a visit they would be more than happy to show you around and let you sample the wine. They have just been given a Decanter commendation award for their Cacinello 2011 vintage.

If you are interested in visiting any of the local estates, please let us know and we can arrange this for you.