This week’s grape variety is Maceratino bianco from Le Marche, an incredible region that has been hard hit by the recent earthquakes in Central Italy. This variety grows in the provinces of Macerata, Ancona and Ascoli Piceno and can be used in Bianco Piceno and Bianco dei Colli Maceratesi. The grape variety is thought to be related to Greco. It produces wines that are straw yellow in color that are dry and often sapid. These wines work well with pasta, light fare, as an aperitif and of course with seafood. Le Marche is an amazing and underrated region in my view for its wines, food, beaches and art. Maybe it’s better that way so that it still retains its traditions. In any event, it is an incredible place to visit and one that needs our attention following the devastating earthquakes so consider a wine from Le Marche when thinking about your holiday table.