The Marche region is another Italian region with a long history that is relatively unknown outside of the region. Located in central Italy on the Adriatic Coast, the major city of Ancona is one of the most important ports for the country, being the aquatic gateway to Croatia and Greece. The region thus has a fairly Mediterranean climate, but most of the region is quite mountainous and the valleys that rest along the coast draw cool air in. Thus the region is ideal for producing both white wines and red wines. The most important and prominent white grape variety is verdicchio, with two DOC areas dedicated to verdicchio wines. For red wines the little known lacrima variety is king in certain parts, but the montepulciano and sangiovese varieties are very common as are ‘international’ varieties such as merlot, cabernet sauvignon and syrah.
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