The Piceno is a territory full of surprises, starting with its geographical features, which are characterised by the presence of hills (for about 60%), mountainous areas (for more than 30%) and a small plain bathed by the Adriatic Sea.
In addition to the most common grape varieties (Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Pecorino and Passerina), a local grape variety belonging to the Grenache family has been rediscovered, which produces extraordinary wines, and which won 9 medals (out of 12 wines presented) from the judges of the 2020 edition of the Grenaches du Monde competition.
This is one of the reasons why Grenaches du Monde chose Ascoli Piceno as the last stop of the 2021 travelling edition (after Cebreros in Spain, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Perpignan in France).
The Italian tasting of the event will take place from May 31 to June 2. The official tasting of the competition will take place on June 1 in the splendid Palazzo dei Capitani in the capital of the Marche region.