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Rosso Conero

DOC area for red wine in the Adriatic coast in the Italian region Brands, The zone includes the municipalities of Ancona, Camerano, Numana, Offagna and Sirole, as well as parts of the municipalities of Castelfidardo and Osimo in the province of Ancona. The name derives from the 572 meter high Monte Cònero south of Ancona. The vineyards cover almost 600 hectares of vineyards on slopes along the Adriatic coast. Wine has been around here since antiquity produced. The famous doctor and naturalist Andrea Bacci (1524-1600) reports on the history of this wine in his main work. He says that the Carthaginian General Hannibal (247-183 BC) healed the dull horses of his army with large quantities of Conero wine during the train against Rome. The red wine is out Montepulciano (85%) and if necessary Sangiovese (max. 15%) pressed. With at least 12.5% vol alcohol and two years of aging, he is allowed Riserva call; this has been classified as DOCG under the name Conero since 2004.

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