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East coast Italy: Marche, Abruzzo & Molise

The appeal of the Adriatic coast alone is surely enough to draw us to Italy’s central eastern regions. But once there, you can discover many up-and-coming wine treasures too.

Italy is known in the wine world for its multitudinous grape varieties, stunning scenery and outstanding food. While many wine lovers head straight for the cypress-covered hills of Tuscany, or the foggy heights of Piedmont in the northwest, there are three regions that – in my opinion – are Italy’s best-kept secrets, adjoining north-south down the country’s central Adriatic coast: Marche, Abruzzo and Molise.

Here, where the sea meets the mountains, some of Italy’s finest grapes – white Pecorino and Trebbiano, or red Montepulciano and Tintilia – give their best expression.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 10 Marche, Abruzzo and Molise wines worth seeking out


Briccarello’s pick of Marche, Abruzzo and Molise wines:

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