Pecorino is a very old variety believed to have originated as a wild grapevine growing in the Sibillini Mountains.
It is said it’s name, like the cheese, derives from the Italian word ‘Pecora’, meaning sheep, because the sheep traveling through the area would graze on this early ripening, sweet and delicious grape.
The grapes of this Pecorino come from one hectare planted in 2000 on our estate of Pianella and from one hectare of our Loreto Aprutino estate, planted in 2011. The grapes are hand picked in the first daylight and carried directly to the winery in small baskets. They are pressed softly and the must ferments under controlled temperature in stainless steel vats. When fermentation ends a small percentage of the wine is moved in French oak tonneau for a short aging of three months. At the end of February the wines are reassembled and bottled to continue aging for about two months.
Herbal scents such as rosemary, thyme, sage and peppermint go along with hints of yellow pulp fruit. A firm acidity with a sapid and mineral ending enhances the taste.
Gnocchi with asparagus & guanciale, fresh or aged Pecorino cheese, seafood risotto with bottarga.
Appellation: Colline Pescaresi IGP
Grape Variety: Pecorino 100%
Aging: Stainless Steel & French oak tonneau
Altitude: 250 m.a.s.l.
Training Method: Pergola Abruzzese and Cordon - Double Guyot
Yield per Hectare: 14,000kg per Ha
Harvest Period: August - September
Serving Temperature: 47°F
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