Rosso Piceno DOC
Combine the sturdy sophistication of Sangiovese with the overt fruitiness of Montepulciano and you have Rosso Piceno from the Marche region of eastern italy. This is an ancient wine style that it is said Hannibal fortified his troops with when passing through the area. Temperate climates and rolling hillside vineyards contribute to this rich, smooth and balanced wine. Rosso Piceno is best consumed with rich pasta dishes or simple beef dishes that pay homage to Marche's farming culture. (Wine/Appellations)