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The grape variety that best represents the region of Marche is surely Verdicchio, and a trip to this wonderful region wouldn’t be complete without a Verdicchio wine tasting. This great variety, praised for its versatility and predisposition to aging, takes its name from its characteristic straw yellow color with hints of green.

During your visits to Marche’s wineries, you will have the opportunity to discover its two main Verdicchio appellations: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC and Verdicchio di Matelica DOC. The first represents nearly 90% of the total Verdicchio production of the region and has more body, while the latter differentiates itself for its marked acidity and aromatic freshness.

Which food to taste in Verdicchio?

If you’re planning to visit the Marche region for a Verdicchio wine tasting, you should know that this region also boasts some great culinary treats. Make sure to try Ascolana olives (deep-fried olives filled with meat and other seasonings), ciauscolo (a local spreadable salami), rabbit “in porchetta”, vincigrassi (Marche’s take on lasagne).

Which wines to taste in Verdicchio?

During your Verdicchio wine tastings you will discover how this splendid variety is extremely versatile and can be appreciated, without losing its characteristics, also in the sparkling version, classic method or Charmat, and even passito. Generally, Verdicchio wines are appreciated for their freshness, their extremely complex aromatic profile, and their unmistakable almond and sapid finish.

Which is the best season to visit Verdicchio?

The best moment of the year to organize your visits to the wineries producing Verdicchio for a tasting is between April and September when the surrounding nature is fully awake. Thanks to the altitude of most areas of Marche, the heat even in summer is never stifling.

What things to do in Verdicchio?

In between your visits to the wineries that produce Verdicchio, make sure to explore the surrounding territory, rich in natural and architectural beauty. Visit Jesi and its Federico II square, the National Park of Monti Sibillini, Matelica and its old center, the nature reserve of Ripa Bianca.