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Flashcards in Marches Deck (12):
1

Describe the blend of Conero Rosso Riserva and its aging requirements.

Minimum 85% Montepulciano
Maximum 15% Sangiovese
-matured for 2 years in barrique

2

What color grape is the Vernaccia of the Marches?

Red

3

What are the red and white varietals of Offida DOCG?

Red- Montepulcian
White-Pecorino and Passerina

4

What style of wine is Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG?

sparkling reds , either dry or sweet, made from 40% passito grapes

5

What DOC surrounds the coastal Conero zone?

Rosso Piceno DOC
-usually lighter Sangiovese and Montepulciano blends

6

Name 3 red DOCG wines of the Marches.

Conero Rosso Riserva DOCG
Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG
Offida DOCG

7

What is the most important grape of the Marches?

Verdicchio

8

What were the last 2 DOCGs of the Marches?

Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG
Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG

9

True or False:
Verdicchio is a late-ripening grape.

True
-naturally high in acidity, making it suitable for Spumante production and the occasional late-harvest wine at the DOC level

10

What are the aging requirements for Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG?

minimum 18 months
-sharper character

11

What are the aging requirements for Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG?

minimum 18 months
-fuller, rounder character

12

Name a DOC utilizing the obscure Lacrima grape.

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba in the Marches
-aromatically complex, heady, floral, Pinot Noir-like character