This week’s grape variety is Maceratino bianco from Le Marche, an incredible region. 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.
Haven’t heard of this grape. One never stops learning with Italian grapes that’s for sure.