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 Colli Ripani

An elegant blend of hand-picked Montepulciano (95%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). Smooth tannins, great structure, long finish … black currants, plum, chocolate hints … 2 years in French oak. Highest quality standards…only made in certain years.

Leo Ripanus

Leo Ripanus

[DOC - Offida Rosso]

Cantina dei Colli Ripani

A luscious, full-bodied blend of Monetpulciano (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%). Dark ruby red with garnet reflections featuring an intense bouquet of red berries and spices with warm hints of chocolate. Well-balanced tannins. Aged in Slovonian oak for 18 months.

Castellano

Castellano

[DOC - Rosso Piceno Superiore]

Cantina dei Colli Ripani

A medium-bodied blend of Montepulciano (60%) and Sangiovese (40%). Ruby red with garnet reflections. Persistent bouquet of red berries with notes of blackberries and sour black cherries. Elegant and smooth tannins. Smooth tannins. Aged in Slovonian oak for 12 months.

Rupe Nero Gold

Rupe Nero Gold

[DOC - Rosso Piceno]

Cantina dei Colli Ripani

A Rosso Piceno combining Montepulciano (70%) and Sangiovese (40%). Lively, red color and aroma of red berries with a hint of cherry. Fruity, everyday red that accompanies your burgers, pizza, and red pasta sauces.

Rugaro Gold

Rugaro Gold

[DOCG - Pecorino]

Cantina dei Colli Ripani

Award-winning, hand-picked Offida Pecorino grapes (100%). Straw yellow with greenish reflections. Mellow on the nose with scents of melon, mango, and citrus flowers aroma. Fruity, savory, slight acidic with a, clean, persistent finish. Excellent for sipping but ably accompanies both seafood, poultry, and pork.

Ninfa Ripana Gold

Ninfa Ripana Gold

[DOCG - Passerina]

Cantina dei Colli Ripani

Hand-picked Offida Passerina grapes (100%). Pale straw yellow color. The Ninfa Gold offers a wonderfully fresh, fruity flavor of green apple and light peach with hints of acacia and broom. combines light peach (some say apple) flavor along with a hint of honey. Great appertif. An excellent warm weather wine. Very refreshing.


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 takes its name from an ancient spring that flowed from where the cantina is located today at the foot of the medieval town of Civitanova Alta in the Macerata Province of the Marche Region.

The Fontezoppa wines present a bold personality, produced on the vineyard’s green hillsides, some facing the sea and others in the mountains. The balance between climatic conditions and rich land in Civitanova Alta and Serrapetrona --- both in the Province of Macerata --- exhibits a contrast between lands cooled by breezes from the Adriatic Sea and the minerality of the soil on the slopes of the Appenine Mountains.

The Serratpetrona zone, one of Italy’s smallest, is located at a relatively high altitude on the east slope of the Appenine Mountains (to the west of Civitanova Alta) with the other two vineyards located at the foot of Civitanova Alta, which is nestled just inland from the Adriatic Sea (nearby to the east).

Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet, and Lacrima are the more traditional grapes but they are boldly accompanied by indigenous Marche varietals such as Maceratino, Incrocio Bruni 54, Pecorino, and Passerina.

The Vernaccia Nera, Pinot Nero, and Sangiovese grapes are vineyards are grown at the foot of the Appenine Mountains in the Serrapetrona zone. Historically, this is the home of the Vernaccia Nera, a variety characterized by ancient spicy notes that has earned the appreciation of the national wine world and is today at the center of experimentation and renewed interest.

The estate on which the Cantina is located hosts a gourmet restaurant (Locanda Fontezoppa) with five lovely rooms for overnight stays. It has a stunningly panoramic patio on which you can dine and gaze out over the vineyard with a full profile view of Civitanova Alta above and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Ambrosi says: "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-making process which respects tradition and combines with modern winemaking processes and aging in the best wooden casks enhances the original characteristics of the fruit."

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

[DOC]

Cantine Fontezoppa

FIREWORKS with a Sparkling red. 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 spice finish … gentle tannins. Fresh and elegant. It is fermented three times and is made from 40% dried grapes. Serve chilled.


Celli


Piceno owner, Jack Polidori (left), with Celli co-owner, Mauro Sirri (right), at the Celli tasting room in Bertinoro.

Established in 1963, the Celli Vineyard belongs to the Sirri and Casadei families. The two fathers were nicknames “Bron” and Rusèval from whence the vineyard’s premier line of wines draws its brand name. In 1985, they start renovating all of the wine-making systems and established a new company philosophy: the continuous pursuit of quality with an emphasis on the local wine traditions. In 1995, the company greatly expanded its production capabilities through the purchase of additional land and the planting of new vines.

Celli cultivates its vineyards with great care and meticulous attention to the Advanced Integrated Pest Management regulations of the European Community. (CEE 1698/05).

Celli does not use any kind of chemical herbicides. In addition, the sulphite content of its wines is well below the maximum limits allowed in organic wines.

At present, Celli carefully select grapes from 30 hectacres of vineyards located in the most valued areas of Bertinoro municipality, most of all from the farm “La Maestrina” in Casticciano, Tenuta La Massa in Massa, Campi di Fratta in Fratta Terme, and Campi di Bracciano in Bracciano.

The soil and climate contribute to provide more clearly differentiation in the quality and range of wines. Favored by this outstanding geography and by the quality of the soil, Bertinoro, which is located in the province of Forlì-Cesena in the Romagna hills, is considered an important and well-known wine-producing center.

Bertinoro is known as the “Balcony of Romagna” for its splendid view of the Adriatic Sea and the luscious green hills that open behind the town center. It is a spectacularly beautiful historic village which has kept its ancient buildings in excellent condition, highlighted buy cobbled alleys, excellent trattorias, interesting museums, and a large conference center.

I Croppi Albano Secco

I Croppi Albano Secco

[DOCG]

Celli

Awards galore: 3 bunches from Bibenda 2017 – Tre Bichierri from Gambera Rosso 2017 – 86 from Veronelli 2017 – Gilbert & Gaillard Gold Medal 2017 Gold straw color. Balanced, fresh taste with excellent acidity and low residual sugar. Apricot characterizes the soft fruit taste that is complimented by a profume of Spring flowers.

Le Grillaie Riserva Sangiovese Superiore

Le Grillaie Riserva Sangiovese Superiore

[DOC]

Celli

88 Luca Maroni 2017 – 91 and Tre Stelle from Veronelli 2017 Chocolate scent with classic hints of balsamic herb to accompany black currant and blackberry flavors. Mild tannins.

Bron & Ruseval Sangiovese Riserva

Bron & Ruseval Sangiovese Riserva

[DOC]

Celli

Fresh fruit with medium body. A long, smooth finish with mild tannins. Fresh cherry and balsamic herbs. An absolutely classic, elegant Sangiovese.

Bron & Ruseval Sangiovese-Cabernet Forli

Bron & Ruseval Sangiovese-Cabernet Forli

[IGT]

Celli

Awards galore: 4 bunches from Bibenda 2018 – 89 Luca Maroni 2017 – 90 and Tre Stelle from Veronelli 2017 Fresh fruit flavor accented by blackberry, black currant, black pepper with a touch of light chocolate. Full-bodied and dark violet. Mild tannins and solid structure. Long finish.