Monte Conero, the environment, the wine
The promontory of Mount Conero lies in the south of Ancona in the Marche in central Italy, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Designated a national regional park in 1987 it is home to Eurasian Badger, beech Marten, weasel, Yellow Bellied Toad, Pellegrini Falcon and the Kingfisher. The area is a haven for lovers of nature and walkers alike with many sign posted walks to aid the tourist, complemented by Aeroporto delle Marche at Falconara, Ancona.
Art and Culture
Until 1860 the area was under the control of the Papal State of the Loreto, itself under the Vatican. Prior to the battle at Castelfidardo the Papal State lavished riches in churches, buildings and culture and gave this region a rich heritage much of which exists today, Cities like Loreto, Macerata, Castefidardo, Camerino, Matelica and San Severino Marche are evidence of this richness.
Scenery and Wine
The scenery is charming: clear waters are rich in local fish, Mediterranean plants. The park covered in juniper, lavender and strawberry trees, which attracts a strong flow of domestic and international tourists.
Cultivated in ancient times, prospering today and dominating the area for wine production ithe Montepulciano grape is an important part f the regional wine industry. Grown on the hills facing the Adriatic Sea this grape varietal is used to blend with Sangiovese grapes to make Ross Conero, which gained its Denominazio Controllata e Garantita (DOCQ) in 2004. .
Thanks to the daily breeze, the nature of the soil and the climatic conditions the Montepulciano grape produces unique and typical characteristics that make this varietal special for Monte Conero
Wine lovers, tourists and curious travelers can follow the route of the Rosso Conero wine route. Producers accustomed to welcoming visitors, offer this wonderful red wine, with samples of Pecorino cheese and Ciaiuscolo salami. The intense aromas, excellent structure, soft and velvety overtones blends perfectly with the classical Marche cuisine.
The Association "The Winegrowers of Mount Conero"
There is no doubt, the quality and reputation of Rosso Conero has enhanced since 2009 with the formation of thirteen producers of Rosso Conero. Offering wine tasting their cellars, pursuing the goals of quality, wine characteristics, respect for the territory and the production of Rosso Conero in all stages of production (cultivation, fewer chemicals, ageing, bottling techniques in their cellars) members of the association have increased reputation of Rosso Conero.
The Association benefits from synergies and undertaking initiatives to promoting and combining the beauty of a wonderful region to the value of the wine and the food culture of the region.
About the Author
Vincent Sandford is director of Sandford & Oving Italian Wine Merchants exporting wines to the UK & The Netherlands. He has been involved in the wine industry since 2005,
Producers of ROSSO CONERO and Wine Tastings
Alessandro Moroder www.moroder-vini.it
Fattoria Le Terrazze www.fattorialeterrazze.it
Az. Ag. Malacari www.malacari.it
Strologo Silvano www.vinorossoconero.com
Lanari Luca www.lanarivini.it
Piantate Lunghe www.piantatelunghe.it
Marchetti Maurizio www.marchettiwines.it
Spinsanti Catia www.rossoconerodoc.com
Serenelli Alberto www.albertoserenelli.com
Lucesole Graziella www.fattorialucesole.it
Mercante Oriano www.rossoconero.it
Polenta Giancarlo www.cantinapolenta.it
Luigi Pieri email@example.com
National Park Conero (Italiano) - http://www.ambiente.marche.it/Ambiente/Natura/ParchieRiserve/ParcoNaturaleRegionaledelConero.aspx
Walking Routes in Conerohttp://www.trekkingmontiazzurri.com/index.php/parco-del-conero.html
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