This grape variety, originally from the Marche region of Italy, has been almost abandoned because of its low yield. It was only in the 1980s that local winemakers, realising the quality and potential of this grape, allowed it to make a comeback. The Pecorino grape has nothing to do with the sheep milk’s cheese of the same name.
One of the assumptions as to the origin of its name could come from the Pecora (sheep in Italian) who loved this grape to the greatest despair of the winemakers. Pecorino makes white wines with character and complexity, with a nice structure and length in the palate.
Very fresh in its youth, with citrus notes, it gains in complexity after one or two years and delivers more floral and mineral notes.
Its quality is even recognised through the Pecorino Ofida DOCG appellation
Color : Golden yellow.
Nose : Intense, complex and elegant, with fragrances of citrus fruit and apricots. Fruity and floral.
Mouth : Lively and delicately structured. Fresh, with a gentle bitter-sweet touch. Exceptional length.
Alcohol level : 13.5%
Winemaking : Fermentation at a controlled temperature of about 15°, followed by about 4 months in barrels. The maturing process is completed by 6 months in the bottle.
Food pairing : Antipasti, starters, risotto or spaghetti with seafood, seafood platter, lobster.
Aging potential : 3-6 years
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