The Marche is a beautiful hilly region, with miles of coastline and is one of Italy’s emerging wine regions. Limestone soils are excellent for varieties grown in the region, like Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Trebbiano and Verdicchio. The Marche has just 20,000 hectares of vineyards and the amount of red and white wines produced is almost the same. The main regional white is the amazing Verdicchio, a dry wine, made from at least 85% of the grape with the same name, but Pecorino grape is recently gaining popularity, due to winemakers research work. Among the reds, the Rosso Conero and the Rosso Piceno are particularly appreciated in the national market.