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Rosso Conero

DOC area for red wine in Adriatic coastal area in the Italian region Brands, The area 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 nearly 600 hectares of vineyards on slopes along the Adriatic coast. Wine has been here since antiquity produced. The famous doctor and naturalist Andrea Bacci (1524-1600) reports in his main work on the history of this wine. He tells that the Carthaginian General Hannibal (247-183 BC) had healed the dull horses of his army by means of large quantities of Conero wine at the train against Rome. The red wine is going out Montepulciano (to 85%) and if necessary Sangiovese (max 15%) pressed. With at least 12.5% ​​vol alcohol content and two years aging he is allowed Riserva call; this is classified under the name Conero since 2004 as DOCG.

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