The name of the wine comes from the town Pergola. The grapevine was brought by Eugubini in 1234 when the town was founded and named, and it grows in the hills surrounding this town. The name refers to a pergola of grapevines growing over an ancient church from the year 1000 AD and dedicated to the Madonna. The wine of the Doc Pergola is produced with grapes that come from vines whose ampelographical base is a clone of Aleatico, known locally as "Vernaccia di Pergola," which has been in this area since 1234, the year in which the city was founded. The wines belonging to this Doc are made in the types Rosso, Novello and Passito.
Each wine of the “Pergola” Doc, in order to be fully appreciated, should be consumed while young and served in a medium width wine glass, tapered in order to channel the primary scents to a temperature of between 14° and 16°C. Around the third year of maturation, the taste is much improved if the wine is served in a spherical glass in order to more easily gather the emanating qualities. It should be served at 18° and higher, depending on the dish and the season. The ideal pairing is with local cured meats and not overly aged cheeses such as Fossa, which is eaten with local greens sautéed in a pan with Crescia di Pasqua and bread cooked in a wood oven or cresce sfogliate, a flatbread made with flour, eggs and lard. It is also perfect with the roasted white meat of farm animals, coratella di agnello con aglio fresco-fried lamb's giblets with garlic, and with snails in Apennine Mountain pork, chicken with bell peppers, maltagliati con fagioli- tube pasta with beans, and trippe alla marchigiana- tripe with tomato and spices. It is also highly appreciated with fish soups, and particularly the typical Brodetto di Pesce dell’Adriatico in all its numerous variations.
Each label must carry a mention of the Controlled Denomination of Origin besides all the other indications foreseen by law, such as: The determined Region from which the product originates; Denomination of the product composed of the combination of the variety of the vine from which the wine originates and the geographic area in which that variety is cultivated; Nominal volume of the wine; Name or company name of the bottler and its registered address; Number and code of the bottler, which may also appear on the closing system (cork or cap); Name of the Country; Indication of the batch; Ecological indications.