The DOC of Falerio dei Colli Ascolani was recognized in 1975 and subsequently amended. Its name is linked to the history of the Piceno territory and its origins: it derives from Faleria, an ancient Roman town known today as Falerone. The value of this wine is to be found in the coastal culture, linked to the consumption of fish: no other wine than Falerio enhances the taste of the whitefish and bluefish offered by the Adriatic Sea to the inhabitants of this area.

PROTOCOL

Falerio DOC
The protocol provides that the blend shall include grapes from Trebbiano Toscano in variable percentage ranging from 20% to 50%, Passerina from 10% to 30%, Pecorino from 10% to 30%. Other non-aromatic, white-grape vine varieties, in the administrative territory of the provinces of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo suitable for cultivation, may contribute, alone or jointly, to production up to a maximum of 20% (Decree by the Ministry of Agricultural Policies dated 5th September 1997 amended by Ministerial Decree dated 30th November 2011).

Falerio Pecorino DOC
Falerio Pecorino must be obtained from Pecorino (minimum 85%). All other non-aromatic, white-grape vine varieties, in the administrative territory of the provinces of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo suitable for cultivation, may contribute, alone or jointly, to production up to a maximum of 15% (Decree by the Ministry of Agricultural Policies dated 5th September 1997 amended by Ministerial Decree dated 30th November 2011).