Pecorino has become very fashionable, and is now one of Italy's fastest-growing white varieties - 'though still not widely planted. It's a perfect accompaniment to the fantastic seafood of Abruzzo.
Ripe honeyed nose with aromas of white peach and citrus fruits, and gently nutty, savoury notes. The palate is full and textured with delicate ripe fruit flavours leading to a long, spicy finish.
Contesa Pecorino is made from Pecorino grapes cultivated in the 1.7 hectare Vigneto al Lago vineyard, in the Collecorvino region. The south facing vineyard is at an altitude of 160 metres above sea level and has clay/limestone soil. Planting density is 6,000 vines per hectare and the average yield is 70hl per hectare. The harvest takes place at the end of September. The grapes are crushed, pressed and left to settle overnight at low temperatures. Fermented in stainless steel and bottled at the end of January.
Try with fish, seafood, white meat and cheese.