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Pecorino   |   Abruzzo - Italy


Pecorino is a very old grape but was only recently rediscovered and used for monovarietal wines. Named for the ancient tradition of herding sheep (Pecora is the Italian word for sheep), the Pecorino grape is one of the first to ripen and sheep are attracted to the fruit. Less than one mile from the cliffs descending into the Adriatic Sea sits an organically farmed vineyard perched on a steep slope planted with Montepulciano and Pecorino. This is one of the origins of this wine (the Montedorisio vineyard). The other two sites are in Vasto and Pollutri.

The Pecorino was hand-harvested in early mid-September with a very high concentration of sugar, but also natural acidity. It was destemmed with a gentle bladder press to tank. Fermentation occurred via a carefully selected strain of yeast and after four weeks in tank the wine is racked off of the gross lees and rests for another three months prior to bottling with just a slight sulfur addition.


  • Grapes: 100% Pecorino
  • Vineyard: Monteodorisio - Vasto - Pollutri
  • Vine Age: Average: 5-years-old
  • Soil Type: Sandy marl over limestone
  • Viticulture: Conventional - dry-farmed
  • Fermentation: Inoculated – stainless-steel
  • Skin Contact: None
  • Aging: 3 months in stainless-steel
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • pH: 3.3
  • Total Acidity: 6 g/L
  • Total SO2: 80 ppm
  • Total Production: 10,000 cases
  • UPC: 8032611770067

Tasting Note

Pale straw yellow in color, almost golden. The bouquet is fruity and alive, with apricot blossom, lemongrass, acacia, sea spray and yellow apple notes. It is broad on the palate, with a bit of floral undertones and lemon zest overtones. The bright acid keeps the wine fresh and persistent.

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