Pecorino wine - Characteristics and origins
A recently rediscovered grape variety and object of contention between Marche, Lazio, and Abruzzo.
Its name derives from the Italian word for “sheep” (“pecora”) and the local practice of transhumance, i.e. the movement of sheep between summer and winter pastures.
As the sheep descended from the mountains in autumn on their way to pastures closer to the sea, it seems they were quite fond of this grape, and thus its nickname as “sheep grape”.
Pecorino exhibits a moderate level of polyphenols with a delightfully complex and lingering bouquet of flowers, fruits (especially tropical fruits), dry vegetables, and notes of spice.
To the palate it is firmly structured, harmonious, pleasant, and persistent. It is generally best suited for medium ageing but in some cases may age well for longer periods, especially in barriques.
Local vine, straw yellow-coloured wine with greenish tones and a fruity and floral bouquet. It is fresh and well-balanced to the taste. It blends very well with first and second fish-based courses as well as white meats. To be served at 8/10°C.
It is a pale straw yellow-coloured wine with a fresh bouquet, tropical hints that combine with elegant floral scents. Its taste is full-bodied, well-structured and long-persistent with mineral notes. Pairing with fish, white meats and cheeses is recommended. Excellent as aperitif, it can be enjoyed at any time of the day. To be served cool at 10/12°C.
Fresh bouquet, with notes of tropical fruit and pineapple combined with sage and acacia scents. Full-bodied, well-structured and long-persistent taste with mineral notes. Ideal with fish, white meats and cheeses. Excellent as aperitif.
Pecorino Chichibio I.G.P. is a bio-vegan white wine, which maintains all the characteristics of traditional wines, but it's produced with processes that exclude the use of any substance of animal origin, respecting the dictates of the vegan diet, thus obtaining a biovegan certification.
Pecorino IGP Silene Bio is a white wine obtained from organic grapes of one of the most representative grape varieties of the territory: Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGP
Fresh and full-bodied taste, excellent minerality and rich acid structure. Its liveliness and fragrance enhance its persistence. The retro-olfactory sensations confirm its organoleptic thickness. Perfect as aperitif, ideal with the typical dishes of the Mediterranean fish cuisine.