I took a little walk around before breakfast.
The view was just so gorgeous there.
Breakfast was simple and good.
After breakfast, we drove across the regional border to Marche region. We visited Le Caniette in Ripatransone, the southern end of Marche and only 8 km from the sea. The brothers, Giovanni and Luigi hosted our visit. Giovanni first gave us a tour of their vineyards. The vineyards are total about 16 ha.
In cantina, fermentation of Montepulciano was under way.
It was so interesting to taste different vintages and styles of Pecorino they make.
Then, they treated us to lunch! They invite their friend chef, Massimo, to make Marche style lunch for us. We started with fried stuffed olive with pork.
Salumi plate was followed by a salad of pomegranate, lightly pickled fennel, cabbage, apple, etc. He poured freshly pressed olive oil from Caniette.
Scrambled egg and lamb was such a nice combination. Then, sautéed Passerina grape (same grape which are used for making wine) with salsiccia was such a surprise great dish.
Tacco pasta (hand-rolled pasta) with pork guanciale.
With more wine, we had such a wonderful time. What a generous hospitality they gave us!
Here are the wines we tasted...
2014 Passerina "Lucrettina"
2014 Pecorino "Veronica" (DOCG Offida)
2013 Pecorino "Gaia" (No MLF)
2011 Pecorino "Gaia"(12-hr maceration)
2010 Pecorino "Gaia" (12-hr maceration)
2004 Pecorino "Gaia"(longer maceration)
2013 Rosso Bello (DOC Piceno, 50/50 Montepulciano/ Sangiovese)
2010 Morellone (70/30 Montepulciano/ Sangiovese)
2010 Cinabro (DOC Marche Rosso, 100% Bordo grape)
2007 Nero di Vite (50/50 Montepulciano/ Sangiovese)
2003 Nero di Vite (50/50 Montepulciano/ Sangiovese)
2001 Nero di Vite (50/50 Montepulciano/ Sangiovese)
2007 Pecorino "Gaia"