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61

Describe wines from the Verdicchio grape

High acidity
Green apple and lemon flavours
Sometimes notes of fennel and almonds
Usually simple and fruity, but the best have greater concentration and can develop notes of honey and almonds with bottle age

62

What are Marche's red wines typically made from?

Usually blends of Montepulciano and Sangiovese

63

What is the best known of Marche's red blends?

Conero DOCG

64

Which region is below Marche?

Abruzzo

65

For which variety is Abruzzo most famous?

Montepulciano

66

What is Abruzzo's most famous wine?

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

67

Describe wines from the Montepulciano grape

High levels of colour and tannins
Medium acidity
Flavours of black plums and cherries
Many simple and fruity with no oak ageing
Most concentrated examples matured for a short time in oak