The Rosso Piceno is the Le Marche counterpart of the Tuscan Chianti or the Montepulciano d’Abruzze. The vineyards are based at the foot of the Apennines near Ascoli Piceno. The Rosso Piceno is a blend of the Montepulciano and Sangiovese grape varieties. This Sangiovese is a clone that also occurs in the more northerly Emilia-Romagna. A version with more fruit and light-footedness than its big brother from Tuscany.
Bucci an agricultural company with a long history
The history of the Bucci family goes back centuries. As in the past, a variety of crops are still grown on the estate, grain, beets, olives, onions, corn. But the family has also been involved in the production of wine for generations. Only since the early 1980s has the estate’s wine been bottled under its own label. That turned out to be a very good decision, the quality is exceptional and the wine has been received more than well!
For more focus, Bucci did not opt for dozens of cuvées. Only four different wines are produced and all are of a very high standard. The man who started this is Ampélio Bucci. A charming and cheerful businessman and professor of language and communication science. But before everything, he is a farmer and winemaker. His respectable age of 80 plus years doesn’t show a bit. This man is a man in the midst of life, full of energy and enthusiasm.