DOC area (also Piceno) for red wines in the Italian region Brands, It covers a large area between the Adriatic coast and the Apennines with around 4,800 hectares of vineyards in numerous municipalities in the four provinces of Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Fermo and Macerata, excluding the production zone for the DOC area Rosso Conero, The relatively small Superiore area includes a southern part with the municipalities of Acquaviva Picena, Appignano, Ascoli Piceno, Castel di Lama, Castorano, Colli del Tronto, Cossignano, Grottammare, Monsampolo del Tronto, Monteprandone, Offida, Ripatransone, San Benedetto del Tronto and Spinetoli in the province of Ascoli Piceno. The red wine from this area is the successor to that of the universal scholar Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned ancient wine Hadrianum.
The Rosso Piceno (also called Novello ) is made from the varieties Montepulciano (35-85%), Sangiovese (15-50%) and other approved varieties (max. 15%). The Rosso Piceno Superiore needs a higher one alcohol content with at least 11.5% vol and have a maturation period of at least 12 months. The varietal Rosso Piceno Sangiovese must contain at least 85% Sangiovese.