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DOCG of

Marche

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Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG
(White Only!!)

Conero DOCG
(Red Only!!)

Offida DOCG
(Red & White)

Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG
(White Only!!)

Vernaccia di Serrapatrona DOCG
(Sparkling Red Only!!)

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NOTE:
- All DOCG here are 85% min of varietal
- Vernaccia grape in Marches is a red grape.
-- “Vernaccia” from Latin “vernaculus”, or “indigenous”, and is used for a number of distinct varieties in Italy.  
- Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG wines are sparkling reds, either dry or sweet from passito grapes (40%). 

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Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG

(W!)

White Only!!
Riserva - Riserva Classico

85% min Verdicchio

~10 tons/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~

*18 months from 12/1
**6 months min in bottle

Note:
- Most specs are exactly the same as Verdicchio di Matellica Riserva DOCG, except for the bottle aging, and harvest yield.  

Aging differences:
- Jesi requires 6 months in bottle aging
- Matellica does not require any
Think: Metal =/= bottle.

Yield differences:
- Jesi = 10 tans/ha
- Matellica = 9.5 tons/ha

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Conero Riserva DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!!

85% min Montepulciano
15% max Sangiovese

~9 tons/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~

*24 months from 11/1

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Offida DOCG

(Rd, W)

Rosso
Bianco 
Passerina - Bianco Pecorino

Bianco Passerina
85% min Passerina

~9 tons/ha~
~11.5% min ABV~

Bianco Pecorino
85% min Pecorino

~9 tons/ha~
~12% min ABV~

Rosso
85% min Montepulciano

~8.5 tons/ha~
~13% min ABV~

*24 months from 11/1
**12 months in wood
**3 months in bottle

Easy memory: 85% of stated variety

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Verdicchio di Matellica Riserva DOCG

(W!)

White Only!!

85% min Verdicchio

~9.5 tons/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~

*18 months from 12/1

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Note:
- Most specs are exactly the same as Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG, except for the bottle aging, and harvest yield.  

Aging differences:
- Jesi requires 6 months in bottle aging
- Matellica does not require any
Think: Metal =/= bottle.

Yield differences:
- Jesi = 10 tans/ha
- Matellica = 9.5 tons/ha

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Vernaccia di Serrapatrona DOCG

(Spk Rd!)

Sparkling Red Only
Secco -or- Dolce

85% min Vernaccia Nera
(40% must be dried)

~10 tons/ha~
~11.5% min ABV~

*released 6/30

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What are the "White Only" DOCG of Marche?

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva

Verdicchio di Matellica Riserva

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What are the "Red Only" DOCG of Marche?

Conero

Vernaccia di Serrapatrona
(Sparkling Red Only!)

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Aging requirements of

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG?

*18 months from 12/1

**6 months min in bottle

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Aging requirements of

Conero Riserva DOCG?

*24 months from 11/1

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Aging requirements of

Offida (rosso) DOCG?

*24 months from 11/1

**12 months in wood

**3 months in bottle

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Aging requirements of

Verdicchio di Matellica Riserva DOCG?

*18 months from 12/1

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