Piceno Wines

Cantina dei Colli Ripani


Cantina dei Colli Ripani is a privately-owned, award-winning cooperative of over 350 growers founded in 1969. Located in Ripatransone (AP), Colli Ripani vineyards cover over 2,000 acres of cultivated vines in Ripatransone and its immediately neighboring communities.

Colli Ripani annually produces over 1 million bottles of wine that include the provincial staple varietals of Rosso Piceno Superiore, Offida Rosso, Marche Rosso, Pecorino, Passerina, Falerio, and Marche Rosato, among others. Its premier wine is a full-bodied red, Khorakhane, a Serbian name meaning, ‘the wind blows through it’. Colli Ripani now also offers a line of biological (organic) wines.

Its wines are offered through the highest quality “Pharus” line, the medium to high quality range called “Colli Ripani”, and a new “Settantase77” line that is marketed specifically to restaurants and hotels.

For a complete review of their full line of products, including its olive and grape seed oils, please visit: Colli Ripani

Khorakane

Khorakhane

[IGT - Marche Rosso]

Cantina dei Coli Ripani

An elegant blend of Montepulciano (95%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). Smooth tanins, great structure, long finish … black currants, plum, chocolate hints … 2 years in French oak.

Leo Ripanus

Leo Ripanus

[DOC - Offida Rosso]

Cantina dei Coli Ripani

A luscious Offida Rosso blend combining Monetpulciano (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%). Clean, fruity … aged in Slovonian oak for 18 months.

Castellano

Castellano

[DOC - Rosso Piceno Superiore]

Cantina dei Coli Ripani

A Rosso Piceno Superiore combining Montepulciano (60%) and Sangiovese (40%). Lovely mild-bodied red reminiscent of a fruity Merlot … aged in Slovonian oak for 12 months.

Rupe Nero Gold

Rupe Nero Gold

[DOC - Rosso Piceno]

Cantina dei Coli Ripani

A Rosso Piceno combining Montepulciano (70%) and Sangiovese (40%). Fruity, everyday red that accompanies your burgers, pizza, and red pasta sauces.

Rugaro Gold

Rugaro Gold

[DOCG - Pecorino]

Cantina dei Coli Ripani

Award-winning, hand-picked Pecorino (100%). Ripe peaches and a hint of honey combine with a light citrus fruit to provide a clean, balanced taste with a tempered acidic structure. It melds elegantly with seafood or ‘just’ can be sipped and sipped ...

Rugaro Flerio

Rugao Flerio

[DOC - Pecorino]

Cantina dei Coli Ripani

Pecorino (100%) by design instead of the usual Falerio (that blends also Trebbiano and Passerina). Citrus fruit provide aroma and clean taste through and through.

Ninfa Ripana

Ninfa Ripana

[IGT - Passerina]

Cantina dei Coli Ripani

Passerina (100%) combines light peach (some say apple) flavor along with a hint of honey. Great appertif with cheese and olives.

Brezzolino

Brezzolino

[DOC - Falerio]

Cantina dei Coli Ripani

Classic Falerio blend comprised of Trebbiano (50%), Passerina (25%), and Pecorino (25%). Elegantly light in color and taste … wildflower aroma, sustained acidity, and clean finish.


Collevite: Cantine della Marche


Collevite: Cantine della Marca is a privately-owned, award-winning cooperative comprised of over 25 growers that was founded in 2008. Located in Montsampolo del Tronto (AP), it produces a wide range of wines that includes the provincial staples of Rosso Piceno Superiore, Offida Rosso, Marche Rosso, Pecorino, Falerio, and Marche Rosato as well as Chardonnay, Verdicchio, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese, among others. Its premier line is found under the brand name of “Villa Piatti”.

The Collevite winery combines two previous wineries, the Collevite and Villa Piatti wineries. The Villa Piatti winery, located in Ripatransone, was created in 1920 and from that time has been characterized by its high quality wine production.

The cooperative’s lands include acreage in the towns of Carassai, Ripatransone, Castignano, and Offida … the heart of the Rosso Piceno, Rosso Piceno Superiore, and Offida DOCs in the Province of Ascoli Piceno.

For a complete review of their full line of products, including its olive and grape seed oils, please visit: Collevite site

Villa Piatti Offida Rosso

Villa Piatti Offida Rosso

[DOC - Offida Rosso]

Collevite - Cantina della Marche

An Offida Rosso blend that combines Monetpulciano (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%). Fullest body wine in the Collevite offerings. Plum, blackberries, chocolate all emerge from 18 months in French oak.

Villa Piatti Marche Rosso

Villa Piatti Marche Rosso

[DOC - Falerio]

Collevite - Cantina della Marche

A unique blend that combines Montepulcano (85%) and Petit Verdot (15%). The latter is a classic Bordeaux grape that provides tannins and violet color. It’s always a wonderful taste comparison with the VP Offida Rosso.

Villa Piatti Offida Rosso

Rosso Piceno Superiore

[DOC - Offida Rosso]

Collevite - Cantina della Marche

A Rosso Piceno Superiore that combines Montepulciano (70%) and Sangiovese (30%). The smoky chocolate aroma and taste goes well with the black currant fruit. Aged for 12 months in French oak… a value wine.

Collevite Marche Sangiovese

Sangiovese

[IGT - Sangiovese]

Collevite - Cantina della Marche

Sangiovese (100%). This is a wonderful surprise in terms of style! Light-bodied, flavorful Sangiovese appears almost like a Pinot Noir in the glass. Very clean lightly fruited red.

Villa Piatti Pecorino 2013

Villa Piatti Offida Pecorino

[DOCG - Pecorino]

Collevite - Cantina della Marche

Pecorino (100%). This is a citrus (lime, lemon) white with outstanding acidity that produces the type of long, clean taste from a white wine that beautifully enhances your choice of seafood. An outstanding value.

Villa Piatti Offida Passerina 2011

Villa Piatti Offida Passerina

[DOCG - Passerina]

Collevite - Cantina della Marche

Passerina (100%). Provides a hint of honey and even candied apple without crossing the ‘California butter line’. Its acidic structure provides a clean, refreshing taste from start to finish.

Collevite Marche Passerina

Marche Passerina

[IGT - Passerina]

Collevite - Cantina della Marche

Passerina (100%). While retaining a hint of honey, this Passerina has more of a citrus aroma and taste. It, too, has very good acidity and a clean taste.

Collevite Falerio Pecorino

Falerio Pecorino

[DOC - Pecorino]

Collevite - Cantina della Marche

Pecorino (100%). A Falerio blend that goes with all Pecorino. Suggests lime and grapefruit, accompanied by good acidic structure that yields a clean taste.


Cantine Fontezoppa


Fontezoppa is the name of an ancient spring which flowed the location of the present day vineyards. Everything in Marche has a name rooted in the history and culture of the region: the valleys, ditches, fields and alleys. And it is from the land that we start to tell you about Cantine Fontezoppa.

The Fontezoppa wines present a bold personality, produced on the vineyard’s green hillsides, some facing the sea and others the mountains. The balance between climatic conditions and rich land in Civitanova Alta and Serrapetrona --- both in the Province of Macerata -- is perfect because it is in the area between the Adriatic Sea and the Appenine Mountains that Cantine Fontezoppa grows and ages its best wines.

Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet, Lacrima, as well as Maceratino, Incrocio Bruni, and Pecorino are the vine varieties established around Civitanova Alta, where they have the added benefit of the cool sea breezes.

The Vernaccia Nera, Pinot Nero, and Sangiovese vineyards are at the foot of the Appenine Mountains while Serrapetrona is traditionally the land of the Vernaccia, a vine variety with ancient spicy notes that has earned the appreciation of the national wine world and is today at the centre of experimentation and renewed interest.

The secret of a good wine lies in the fraternity of the land combined with an allegiance between the territory and tradition which is the hallmark of Marche varietals. A careful wine waking process which respects tradition combined with modern winemaking processes and aging in the best wooden casks respects the original characteristics of the fruit.

The two vineyards of Cantine Fontezoppa are located in Civitanova (15 ha) and Serrapetrona (20 ha) with annual production of 400,000 bottles.

Frapicci

Frapicci

[IGT]

Cantine Fontezoppa

A lovely rosato … to be served slightly chilled. Obtained from Sangiovese grapes. Delicate soft pink color. Aroma of wild strawberries, a subtle hint of lime and pink grapefruit. Fresh to the taste with delicate tannin, excellent balance, and clean finish.

Incrocio Bruni 54

Incrocio Bruni 54

[IGT]

Cantine Fontezoppa

A hybrid of the Sauvignon Blanc and Verdicchio white grapes. Straw yellow and luminous in color. Fine delicate aroma with hints of ripe fruit and flowers. Fresh, balanced, and substantive to the palette with delicate minerality. Suitable for starters and seafood. A great sipping white!

Ribona

Ribona

[DOC]

Cantine Fontezoppa

A discovery varietal from the Marche region … the Maceratino (ma-CHAIR-a-TEE-no) grape. Hand-picked. Aged 12 months in bottles. The wine has an intense straw yellow color … full-bodied white with consistency. Complex aroma with traces of aniseed, citrus skins, peach, yellow flowers along with a deep mineral note. Highly balanced and consistent with a pleasantly tasting and fresh finish. Goes well with all the fish dishes and pork you can cook! “A white wine in a red dress.”

Ribona

Vernaccia di Serrapetrona Secca

[DOC]

Cantine Fontezoppa

FIREWORKS! Sparkling red. Seriously? YES! Obtained from hand-picked Vernaccia Nera grapes, this wine has an intense and lively ruby red color. The nose is complex with hints of plum and wild cherry enhanced by black pepper and sweet spices … gentle tannins. Fresh and elegant. Serve chilled.