Matelica, township in the eponymous valley in Macerata province in the Le Marche region of Italy which gives its name to Verdicchio-based white wines bottled under the Verdicchio di Matelica DOC and Verdicchio di Matelica DOCG Riserva categories. The valley is where the Braccano creek joins the Esino river, dominated by the town of Matelica from an eastern ravine. The valley, roughly north–south in direction, is delimited on the east and west sides by Apennines sub-ranges, whose highest peaks are respectively Mount Gemmo at 719 metres (2,359 ft) and Mount San Vicino at 1,479 metres (4,852 ft), compared to the 354 metres (1,161 ft) above sea-level of the city centre.

Neighbouring municipalities | Apiro. | Castelraimondo. | Cerreto d’Esi. | Esanatoglia. | Fabriano. | Fiuminata. | Gagliole. | Poggio San Vicino. | San Severino Marche.

Frazioni | Balzani. | Braccano. | Castiglione. | Cavalieri. | Colferraio. | Collepere. | Colli. | Grimaldi. | Mistriano. | Pezze. | Piane. | Poggeto. | San Nicola. | Terricoli. | Valbona. | Vinano.

Terroir | Miocene soils.

Bibliography

Attilio Scienza & Serena Imazio, Native Grape Odyssey Vol. 1, p200 (Positive Press, 2019), p198.