Marche Le Marche (The Marches) is located on the Adriatic coast toward the top of the Italian peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Ancona. In the wine world, Marche is best known for white wines made from Verdicchio and perhaps for Montepulciano-based red wines like Rosso Cònero and Rosso Piceno. It has 5 DOCGs, 15 DOCs (see map), and 1 IGP. In 2016, Marche produced 959,000 hectoliters (10.7 million cases) of wine. The region’s primary grape varieties are Sangiovese (22%), Montepulciano (20%), and Verdicchio (14%).