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Region: Marche

Rosso Conero DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 11.5%
Storage potential: 3 years

This red wine has the same grape composition has its big brother Conero DOCG, namely Montepulciano (85-100%) and Sangiovese or other non-aromatic, local blue grapes (0-15%).

Rosso Conero DOC is grown and produced in the same area as Conero DOCG, south of the dramatic and beautiful Ancona promontory, on the Adriatic coast. The vineyards are placed as an amphitheater, around the 570 meter high mountain, Monte Conero, including the municipalities of Offagna, Camerano, Sirolo and Numana, as well as parts of Castelfidardo and Osimo.

The type obtained its DOC in 1967 and ever since, a handful of producers have worked tirelessly to refine the wine, their effort being rewarded in 2004, when the barrel-aged Rosso Conero Riserva DOC was awarded its own DOCG and at the same time changed its name to Conero DOCG. Production wise, the difference between the two red wines resides in the barrel aging.

Rosso Conero DOC has always been a red wine with a fine balance between price and quality, but the DOCG status awarding of the big brother will undoubtedly increase the prices.

This is an inviting ruby red wine, with a fresh and vinous aroma and a nice, balanced, dry and full-bodied taste.

Rosso Conero DOC pairs well with most dishes, especially with richer ones.

Great dishes to have with Rosso Conero DOC

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