MACERATA is a province in the Marche region of Italy.
TERROIR Burton Anderson (1990, p177) describes the province of Macerata as climbing ‘from a narrow strip of coast to a large chunk of Apennines, on whose foothills, almost concealed from the prying eyes of wine buffs, lie the vineyards of the scarce Verdicchio di Matelica and the almost obsolete Vernacchia di Serrapetrona. Macerata’s short wine list takes in the unheralded Bianco dei Colli Maceratesi [a Trebbiano-based white] and a share of Rosso Piceno [a Sangioves-based white].’
WINE REGIONS Colli Macerateresi. / Rosso Piceno. / Verdicchio di Matelica. / Vernacchia di Serrapetrona.
TERROIR Burton Anderson (1990, p173) says the production zone is less than 12.4 miles (20km) south-east of Matelica (see Verdicchio di Matelica) along the Chienti [sic] hills that were once renowned for wine.
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Burton Anderson, The Wine Atlas of Italy, Mitchell Beazley, 1990 p171-179.