Abruzzo Pecorino Superiore DOC 2021

20.90 CHF

Varietal: 100 % Pecorino
Vintage: 2021
Alcohol content: 13%
Format: 0.75 l (Fr. 27.87.-/1 l)
Producer: Azienda Agricola Orlandi Contucci Ponno
Region/Country: Abruzzo/Italy
Awards:
2017 Gambero Rosso Vini d' Italy, 2 “Bicchieri”

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Abruzzo Pecorino Superiore DOC 2021

20.90 CHF

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Abruzzo Pecorino Superiore DOC 2021 is a fresh, structured wine, with marked varietal acidity, obtained from Pecorino grapes. This vine was recovered in the early 90s of the last century after being almost lost due to phylloxera. Thus, this wine currently comes from a vineyard located near Chieti, pending the imminent production of the new vineyards that have just been planted.

The local name “Pecurì” (sheep) is due to the fact that the sheep, returning from the mountain meadows to the villages, were fond of these grapes. These vines were often wrapped around the trunks of the mulberry trees delimiting the fields.

Winemaking

To begin with, the harvest of the Abruzzo Pecorino Superiore DOC grapes is manual. Cryomaceration is carried out for the extraction of aromas, followed by gentle pressing. Then, fermentation and temperature are controlled in stainless steel tanks. The wine remains there for four months until bottling. This takes place the following spring. Finally, it stays in the bottle for two months before going on sale.

Dress

The color is straw yellow with slight reflections tending towards green.

Nose 

On the nose, there are scents of tropical fruits, white flowers and broom.

Stuffy 

This white wine is pleasant and fresh with good acidity, sapid but also well structured.

Food & wine pairing 

It goes well with all types of meals and especially with fish dishes where freshness plays a decisive role.