Verdicchio di matelica, the most characteristic white wine of the hills around Macerata, is produced on the slopes of the chain of the Apennines in the provinces of Macerata and Ancona. Production is centered on the community of matelica.
If we speak about the Verdicchio di matelica, we have to speak about another major element of local tradition: the vincisgrassi of matelica. It is an incredibly rich lasagna that is famous throughout the world. Although it is extraordinarily rich in flavors, it is handsomely partnered by the Verdicchio di matelica, a wine that is different from the better-known Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi because of its greenish shading and more substantial structure.