Ph. Luca Tassi
The “Lacrima di Morro D’Alba” is the most famous wine on the Marches hills even if in the territory other famous wines such as “Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi”,” Rosso Conero” and “Rosso Piceno” are very well known. The “Lacrima di Morro D’Alba” is a very appreciated wine in this region and in Italy and its limited production is highly sought after. Recognized as a controlled designation of origin in 1985, it has been known since ancient Rome.
Legend tells that in 1167 Frederick Barbarossa appreciated it, for this reason he chose the Castle of Morro D’Alba as his home during the siege of the city of Ancona.
The vine is autochthon, it was traditionally trained up the elm and the maple, it takes its name from the particular drop (called precisely teardrop) which comes out from the bunch of grapes when it reaches maturity.
The color is deep ruby red with violet reflections,the smell is pleasant, intense, quite persistent, wide, fruity with fruit aromas (cherry and plum) and flowers ones (dried rose and sweet violet). The taste is dry, slightly tannic, light and balanced.
The wine goes well with the traditional first courses of the region, with starters of marinated blue fish and white meats.
The “Terre del Lacrima” name is referred to the municipalities where the “Lacrima di Morro d’Alba” wine is produced.
he enchanting village of Morro d'Alba with a rich historical and artistic heritage including its walls and walkway "La Scarpa”. The Utensilia Museum about the sharecropping cultivation system, the SS. Annunziata Church (today Auditorium), San Gaudenzio church are located along all the walls in an area covered and flanked by arches. These attractions are a beautiful example of religious architecture of the Marche region of the second half of the eighteenth century.
The village of Monte San Vito contains interesting architecture including the San Pietro Apostolo Collegiate Church,the Malatesta palace, "La Fortuna" theatre. The Municipality was awarded with the "Green Flag of Agriculture" and is one of the founding members of the National Association of “Oil city”.
The part of the hinterland of Senigallia, the town boasts the famous beach called "of velvet". With its 13 kilometers of fine sand, interrupted only by the long piers of the harbour and the suggestive Rotonda a Mare.
The village of Belvedere Ostrense surrounded by Renaissance walls contains interesting religious buildings, including San Pietro perish Church,Santa Maria della Misericordia Collegiate and the Madonna del Sole Sanctuary.
The village of San Marcello where you can find very interesting historic buildings, including the Marcelli palace and the Ferrari theater.
The village of Ostra is part of the National Association of “Wine City”,in the National Association of “Honey City” and boasts the “Orange Flag”.
Contrada Fosso Roberti, 1
60030 Morro D’alba (AN)