Offida DOCG takes its name from the town of Offida, a settlement dating back to the Stone Age and one of the hearts of the Picene civilization. This is the most recent DOCG, but maybe the richest in curiosities and peculiarities. It includes three types of wines: Offida Rosso, Offida Passerina and Offida Pecorino.

Offida Rosso DOCG

Offida Rosso was born in a climatically-suitable area for the cultivation of red grapes, by the 43rd parallel. The blend of Montepulciano and Cabernet Sauvignon perfectly expresses the flavours of this land: the Italian character of Montepulciano intensifies the taste of this wine, while an international vine like Cabernet Sauvignon gives it greater amiability. Together, they give life to a strong wine, which remains unchanged over time and boasts a balance that has nothing to envy to the tradition of great Italian and international red wines.

PROTOCOL

aromatic, red-grape vine varieties, recommended and/or authorized for the province of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo, may contribute to production up to a maximum of 15% (Decree by the Ministry of Agricultural Policies dated 23rd May 2001 amended by Ministerial Decree dated 30th November 2011).

Offida Passerina DOCG

Offida Passerina mainly comes from Passerina grapes, which can also be vinified alone, by adding a small percentage of other white grapes. This wine is rich in hues and can be still, sparkling or straw. In its still version, we can appreciate all the acidity typical of this grape and the delicacy of the aromas. In the sparkling version, the pleasantness of bubbles makes the freshness of this wine even more pleasant. But it is probably the straw wine that reserves the biggest surprises: the vinification techniques and the period o ageing in wood visibly modify its sensorial features, thus emphasizing the strokes of sweetness and silkiness that are not so evident in the other types.

PROTOCOL

The protocol provides for the presence of Passerina grapes for a minimum of 85%. Other non-aromatic, white-grape vine varieties, recommended and/or authorized for the provinces of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo, may contribute to production up to a maximum of 15% (Decree by the Ministry of Agricultural Policies dated 23rd May 2001 amended by Ministerial Decree dated 30th November 2011).

Offida Pecorino DOCG

Offida Pecorino is the flagship of this DOC: the rediscovery of this vine only in recent years has allowed to enhance and make known the peculiarities of this wine that was not vinified alone in the past. It turned out to be a white wine full of character, with distinctive features thanks to which it can be easily associated with red wines: a high sugar content that raises its alcohol content, always above 13°, a full body and a noticeable sense of acidity. The result is a surprisingly persistent, powerful and pleasantly sapid wine.

PROTOCOL

The protocol provides it shall be produced with Pecorino grapes for a minimum of 85%. Other non-aromatic, white-grape vine varieties, recommended and/or authorized for the province of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo, may contribute to production up to a maximum of 15% (Decree by the Ministry of Agricultural Resources dated 23rd May 2001 amended by Ministerial Decree dated 30th November 2011).