The Road of Red Piceno Superior Wine develops between hills and sea.
We start from Offida head towards the center of Acquaviva Picena and then descend towards the sea to San Benedetto del Tronto. From this main route branches off other paths that lead towards the wine cellars that produce various types of Rosso Piceno wine.
The grapes, used for the production of wine with a controlled denomination Rosso Piceno Superiore, are produced in the area of these municipalities:
Acquaviva Picena, Ascoli Piceno (part), Castel di Lama, Castorano, Colli del Tronto (part), Grottammare, Monsampolo del Tronto (part), Monteprandone (part), Offida, Ripatransone (part) San Benedetto del Tronto (part), Spinetoli (part).
Rosso Piceno Superiore is one of the types of Rosso Piceno, wine with denomination of origin controlled since 1968, produced in the province of Ascoli Piceno.
The denomination D.O.C. “Rosso Piceno” also in the types Superiore (Superior) and Novello (nouveau wine) is reserved for wines made from grapes from vineyards with the composition of: Montepulciano: from 35 to 70%, Sangiovese: from 30 to 50%
THE FALERIO wine of the Ascoli hills
The Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, white wine, has a controlled denomination of origin (since 1978) and occupies the entire sub-Apennine hills of the province up to the coast.
It is obtained from grapes from vineyards consisting of: Tuscan Trebbiano: from 20 to 50%, Passerina: from 10 to 30%, Pecorino: from 10 to 30% can also contribute alone or together, up to a maximum of 20%, all the other white grapes, non-aromatic, recommended and / or authorized by the province of Ascoli Piceno.
In addition, the grapes must be produced in the province of Ascoli Piceno, suitable for cultivation, with the exclusion therefore of the land at the bottom of the valley and excessively humid and those located at an altitude above 700 meters above sea level.
The environmental conditions must be the traditional ones of this area, to give the grapes and the wine the specific quality characteristics.