|Main source||Province of Macerata, near Esanatoglia
1,116 m (3,661 ft)
|River mouth||Adriatic Sea, near Falconara Marittima|
|Length||85 km (53 mi)|
|Basin size||1,203 km2 (464 sq mi)|
The source of the river is east of Monte Penna in the province of Macerata near the border with the province of Ancona. The river flows east past Esanatoglia and curves north by Matelica before crossing the border into the province of Ancona near Cerreto d'Esi. The river continues flowing north before curving northeast near Genga. It then flows northeast near Serra San Quirico, Maiolati Spontini, Castelplanio, Castelbellino, Jesi, Chiaravalle and Montemarciano before flowing into the Adriatic Sea near Falconara Marittima.
Since 1995, the area around the Esino has been permitted to produce red and white Italian DOC wines. Grapes are limited to a harvest yield of 12 tonnes/ha with the finished wines requiring a minimum alcohol level of 10.5%. Reds are a minimum 60% of Montepulciano and/or Sangiovese with other local grape varieties permitted to fill out of the rest. Whites are predominantly composed of Verdicchio (50-100%) with other local varieties permitted to fill out the rest.
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- P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 158 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X
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