Cupramontana, Contrada San Marco | San Marco is a named area or ‘contrada’ in Cupramontana, a municipality in the Le Marche region of Italy renowned for it Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi white wines. The area is hilly Piedmont at around 400 metres asl. The soils are of marine origin, mostly sandy with clayey sections and arenaceous elements of a Pliocene origin in banks or blocks, referred to locally as tuff, hence the name of the Tufico Verdicchio made by the Colonnara co-op. This type of soil has more marne than the Umbrian or Tuscan tufa, and is ‘more broken’.


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