Rosso Piceno and Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC

The prestigious Rosso Piceno DOC, instituted by the Regulation in 1968 and later modified in 1997 and in 2005, was the first DOC wine to be produced on this land. The history of this wine is age-old and its name dates back to the pre-Roman Piceno population. The Rosso Piceno Superiore labelled wine is produced in a limited area (just 13 municipalities are authorised) in the province of Ascoli Piceno and differs from Rosso Piceno in view of its additional refinement in wood, which gives the wine even richer and more variegated sensations and aromas, often turning it into a meditation gem. Its origin and the use of the blend of two grape varieties, Montepulciano and Sangiovese, explain why this red wine is the main one of the products of outstanding excellence of this land, a land that is ideal for cultivating these grape varieties, which are the symbol of a tradition of great Italian wines that perfectly match the farming culture bound to the consumption of meat, even more so in this area where the esteemed Marche cattle breed is highlighted also in simple dishes accompanied by Rosso Piceno Superiore.

The Regulation imposes the following composition: Montepulciano in a percentage that may vary between 35% and 70% and Sangiovese in a percentage between 30% and 50%. All the other non-aromatic red grapes recommended and/or authorised for the corresponding provinces where they are grown may also be used to produce this wine, alone or combined, up to a maximum of 15%. [Decree of the Ministry of farming policies dated September 22nd, 1997- replacing Decree dated August 11th, 1968. Amended by Decree dated October 16th, 1997, Decree dated September 14th, 2001 and Decree dated July 26th, 2005]

 

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