Wines and other drinks of Giro d’Italia 2018: Stage 11. Assisi — Osimo

Today it is a stage with much up and down, but with no very chanllenging mountains. And the mountains are in the first part of the stage. But the finish is an ascent of ca 2 km, which means that this is not a stage for the sprinters.

We start in Umbria, in the birth town of Francis of Assisi. The classified wines from here are Assisi DOC. It includes many wines. They mainly produce a red from a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. The same blend is also used for rosé. But they also produce varietal wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero).

The white Assisi Bianco must have 50-70% Trebbiano, and the rest can be Grechetto and some other white grapes. Assisi Grechetto must contain at least 85% Grechetto. Grechetto is a favourite white grape in the area, so an Assisi Grechetto may be the wine for today.

We do not find much wine when we are crossing the mountains. The finish is in Marche, in the Cornero region. Here they produce a Rosso Cornero and a Cornero DOCG. This is a red wine, made from at least 85% Montepulciano and up to 15% Sangiovese. This is regarded as the best red wine from Marche.

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