Piantate Lunghe Rosso Conero 2008, Marche  

Piantate Lunghe Conero DOCG Rossini 2007, Marche

In the high elevation, cooler climate of the coast of Marche, Montepulciano yields deeper, meatier, more “serious” renditions that have been making big waves in the Italian wine scene. The Rossini is one of the best bottlings in the zona…

 

Il Conte Villa Prandone Marche Rosso Zipolo 2004, Marche

60% Montepulciano + 20% Sangiovese + 20% Merlot x nine years in bottle = 115% DELICIOUS…

Azienda Vitivinicola Ciù Ciù, Offida, Le Marche

Brothers Walter and Massimiliano Bartolomei thank you for all of your support and invite you to visit them at their restaurant in Offida. There you will see just why were immediately entranced by not only the quality of the wines produced by organic agriculture, hand harvesting and careful vinification but also their incredible value for money as they all play way out of their respective price categories.

 

Ciù Ciù Marche Rosso Saggio 2007, Offida, le Marche  ORGANIC

Yet another Chianti Killer from the East, this is 100% Sangiovese slowly fermented on the skins for three weeks resulting in a multi-layered bouquet with notes ranging from dried red fruits to coffee and a full throttle palate with a nice tannic grip and racy acidity. Again, food choices will be dictated by aging: right now this is ready to take on anything from garlic chicken to Oaxacan molé but give it a few years and its softer, more elegant side will emerge to compliment roast birds, wild mushroom pastas or Peking duck.

 

Ciù Ciù Marche Rosso Oppîdum 2003, Offida, le Marche  ORGANIC

100% Montepulciano and seriously dense, this bottling wants some lamb, duck, venison or at least some nice sausages (and NOW!). Not surprisingly, it has become a cult favorite with many local chefs as they dig it with their simple but hearty meals after they finish service.