IGP Marche

Region:
History: Established in 1995
Vineyard Area: 3,140 ha / 7,755 acres (2014)
Production: 133,500 hl / 1,483,000 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Albana, Biancame, Bombino Bianco, Chardonnay, Fiano, Friulano, Grechetto, Maceratino, Malvasia, Manzoni Bianco, Montonico Bianco, Moscato, Mostosa, Passerina, Pecorino, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Verdicchio, Vermentino, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Aleatico, Alicante, Ancellotta, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Carignano, Ciliegiolo, Dolcetto, Gaglioppo, Lacrima, Malbo Gentile, Merlot, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, Pinot Nero, Rebo, Refosco, Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Syrah, Teroldego, Terrano, Vernaccia Nera
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): Any proportions of grape varieties approved for the region of Marche
  • Varietals (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Chardonnay, Fiano, Grechetto, Incrocio Bruni 54, Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Moscato Bianco, Passerina, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, or Trebbiano Toscano + OAWG
  • Dual varietals (Wh, WhFr): 50–85% of first-named variety; 15–50% of other variety
  • Novello (Bianco, white varietals)
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr): Any proportions of red grape varieties approved for the region of Marche
  • Varietals (Ro, RoFr): Minimum 85% Alicante, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo, Gaglioppo, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Rebo, Sangiovese, or Syrah + OARG
  • Dual varietals (Ro, RoFr): 50–85% of first-named variety; 15–50% of other variety
  • Novello (Rosato, rosato varietals)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): Any proportions of red grape varieties approved for the region of Marche
  • Varietals (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Alicante, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo, Gaglioppo, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Rebo, Sangiovese, or Syrah + OARG
  • Dual varietals (Rd, RdFr): 50–85% of first-named variety; 15–50% of other variety
  • Novello (Rosso, red varietals)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Bianco Spumante (WhSp): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Rosato Spumante (RoSp): Same as Rosato or rosato varietals
  • Rosso Spumante (RdSp): Same as Rosso or red varietals
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Bianco da Uve Stramature (Vendemmia Tardiva; Wh, WhSw): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Rosato da Uve Stramature (Ro, RoSw): Same as Rosato or rosato varietals
  • Rosso da Uve Stramature (Rd, RdSw): Same as Rosso or red varietals
  • Bianco Passito (WhSw): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Rosato Passito (RoSw): Same as Rosato or rosato varietals
  • Rosso Passito (RdSw): Same as Rosso or red varietals

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: Entire region of Marche
  • Grapes for da Uve Stramature wines and Passito must be dried on or off the vine and must be pressed before March 30, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 9.0% for Passito (16.0% potential); 9.5% for Bianco, Bianco Spumante, and Bianco Passito; 10.0% for Passerina, Trebbiano, Rosato, Rosso, Sangiovese, Rosato Spumante, Rosso Spumante, Rosato Passito, and Rosso Passito; 10.5% for all varietals except Passerina, Trebbiano, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Nero, and Sangiovese; 11.0% for Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Nero, and all versions of Novello; 12.0% for da Uve Stramature (15.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Disciplinare does not specify allowed sweetness levels for spumanti, but says those from nonaromatic varieties should be dry (asciutto)
  • Aging: For da Uve Stramature and Passito, minimum approx. 7–10 months (ERD = November 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011