Bianchello del Metauro
The designation of origin wine BIANCHELLO DEL METAURO is referred to in ancient stories dating back to the 2nd century B.C. when the Carthaginian army lead by Hasdrubal in the famous battle of Matauro was taken by surprise and was beaten by the Roman legion lead by Gaio Claudio Nerone. Even then the local white wine was an easy drinking wine that the majority of the troops enjoyed the night before the famous defeat. The grape used is the Bianchello or Biancame and a small proportion of Malvasia Toscana is also allowed. The production area is small and includes some of the villages in the mid and lower areas of Metauro. The wine is simple and easy drinking and has acquired more personality and a reasonable longevity over the past few years thanks to good vineyard management and the implementation of some of the most up to date winemaking techniques. The appellation also includes the “Superiore”, “Spumante” and “Passito” versions.