La Marca di San Michele

La Marca di San Michele

Castelli di Jesi, Le Marche

Alessandro, Beatrice & Daniela Queresma

10ha. under vine
Biodynamic viticulture

The hills of Cupromontana have a mixed history for making wine. Home of the Verdicchio grape variety, once the seabed of the Adriatic, the soil here is a complex mixture of limestone, Clay, blue marl and chalk. Yet even with all these gifts, as in many areas, mass production of low quality fruit was in danger of bringing the reputation of this region into disrepute.
In 2007 three friends decided to help stop this damaging movement. Although originally their lives were planned not in the wine world, things seemed to align and they found themselves with a small holding below the village. Immediately the vineyards were converted to Biodynamics and a life long learning experience started.
The journey so far has seen them move from sharing a small table at a wine fair, when we first met them some ten years ago, to being awarded some of the top wine awards of Italy. Their bottles can be found around the world, admired for their pure expression of this beautiful pocket of Italy.


NumeroDue 2016

Sourced from the same vines as the Capovolto. Aged on fine lees since the June after harvest. 0 dosage.


CapoVolto 2018

Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in steel tanks where it matures "sur lie" for 6/8 months.
Intense aromas. The nose is wide and fresh, flower dominant and citric fruits. Juicy, concentrated with savoury aromas.

PassoLento 2017

Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in large wooden barrels where it matures "sur lie" for 9 months. Maturation for another 9 months "sur lie" in a steel tank and ageing for 6 months in the bottle.
Mineral, fruity and spicy aromas.


BastianContrario 2017

Fermentation with indigenous yeasts and maturation in steel tanks for 18 months. Bottle ageing for 6 months.
Fruity and spicy notes give vigour to a balanced, smooth and fresh structure.