Marche – DOCG Appellations & Main Rules

MARCHE’s DOCGs
(Click on any grape variety to see its record on our Grape Variety Archive)

Wine Map of Marche – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

Wine Map of Marche – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

1. Castello di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG

Approved as a DOC in the context of the “Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC” in 1995
Upgraded to DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: White wines only

Territory: The territories of the towns of Ancona and Macerata

Subzones: “Classico” (reserved to wines made from grapes grown in the original, oldest zone)

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Verdicchio which may be blended with up to 15% of other white-berried varieties permitted in the Marche region

Minimum Aging: 18 months, of which at least 6 months in bottle

2. Conero DOCG

Approved as a DOC in 1967
Upgraded to DOCG in 2004

Permitted Type of Wine: Red wines only

Territory: The entire territories of the towns of Ancona, Offagna, Camerano, Sirolo and Numana and portions of the towns of Castelfidardo and Osimo

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Montepulciano which may be blended with up to 15% Sangiovese

Minimum Aging: 24 months

3. Offida DOCG

Approved as a DOC in 2001
Upgraded to DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: White and red wines

Territory:

  • For “Offida Pecorino” or “Offida Passerina” wines: the entire territories of the towns of Acquaviva Picena, Appignano del Tronto, Casteldilama, Castorano, Castignano, Cossignano, Montefiore dell’Aso, Offida and Ripatransone as well as portions of the towns of Ascoli Piceno, Colli del Tronto, Campofilone, Carassai, Cupramarittima, Grottammare, Montalto Marche, Massignano, Monsampolo del Tronto, Montedinove, Monteprandone, Pedaso, Petritoli, Rotella, San Benedetto del Tronto and Spinetoli
  • For “Offida Rosso” wines: the entire territories of the towns of Ripatransone, Offida, Acquaviva Picena, Castorano, Castel di lama,  Cossignano and Appignano del Tronto as well as portions of the towns of Ascoli Piceno, Colli del Tronto, Spinetoli, Monsampolo del Tronto, Grottammare, Massignano, Carassai, Montefiore dell’Aso, Montalto Marche, Castignano, Monteprandone and San Benedetto del Tronto

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties:

  1. For “Offida Pecorino” wines: 85% or more Pecorino, which may be blended with up to 15% of other white-berried, non-aromatic varieties permitted in the Marche region
  2. For “Offida Passerina” wines: 85% or more Passerina, which may be blended with up to 15% of other white-berried, non-aromatic varieties permitted in the Marche region
  3. For “Offida Rosso” wines: 85% or more Montepulciano which may be blended with up to 15% of other black-berried, non-aromatic varieties permitted in the Marche region

Minimum Aging: For “Offida Rosso” wines: 24 months, of which at least 12 in wood barrels and 3 additional months in bottle

4. Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG

Approved as a DOC in 1995
Upgraded to DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: White wines only

Territory: Portions of the territories of the towns of Matelica, Esanatoglia, Gagliole, Castelraimondo, Camerino and Pioraco, all in the Macerata district as well as portions of the territories of the towns of Cerreto D’Esi and Fabriano, both in the Ancona district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Verdicchio which may be blended with up to 15% of other white-berried varieties permitted in the Marche region

Minimum Aging: 18 months

5. Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG

Approved as a DOC in 1971
Upgraded to DOCG in 2004

Permitted Type of Wine: Sparking red wines only, whether dry or sweet, made with 40% or more slightly dried grapes

Territory: The entire territory of the town of Serrapetrona and portions of the towns of Belforte del Chienti and San Severino Marche

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Vernaccia Nera, which may be blended with up to 15% of other black-berried varieties permitted in the Marche region

Minimum Aging: N/A

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