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Le Marche (The Marches) is located near the top of the Italian peninsula on the Adriatic coast. Ancona is its capital and major city. Marche is best recognized in the wine world for Verdicchio-based white wines and probably Montepulciano-based red wines like Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno. It has five DOCGs, fifteen DOCs, and one IGP. Marche produced 930,000 hectoliters (10.4 million cases) of wine in 2020 from its vineyards covering 15,972 ha (39,450 acres). Sangiovese (22 percent), Montepulciano (20 percent), and Verdicchio are the region's principal grape types (14 percent ).
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