Verdicchio is one of the most famous enological symbols of the Marche region. It is an ancient, fairly versatile white grape variety that is used to produce, generally on its own, either fresh, ready-to-drink wines or very structured interpretations, which are capable of considerable longevity. Although traditionally associated with the production of light, everyday whites, in recent times it has shown interesting qualities and potential, to the extent that it is used for all types, from still wines to sparkling wines, and from late harvests to passito wines. The name Verdicchio derives from the term 'verde' (or "green") and refers to the colour of the grapes and their typical greenish hues, even when fully ripe. Widespread throughout the Marche region, it achieves its finest expressions in the Ancona hills of the Castelli di Jesi and in the territory of Matelica, which is in the province of Macerata. Its history combines nobility and rural agricultural tradition, creating unique and unforgettable wines.