A dry white from central Italy showing ripe pear, citrus and orange blossom flavours. Restrained with good acidity this is a good match for vegetable based pasta dishes, salads and sheep cheeses.
Pecorino was thought to be extinct, but was rescued after cuttings were taken in the 80s. Now it’s part of the new wave of southern Italian whites that are taking the world by storm. Pecorino means ‘little sheep’ in Italian. Some say this is because local sheep in the region would often eat the grapes whilst walking through the vineyards, others say that the grapes themselves resemble a little sheep’s head. Whatever the wines are clean and refreshing with citrus, chalk and orange blossom character. Great with salads, fish and pasta dishes.
Cantina Orsogna is an award-winning cooperative specializing in grapes that are native to Abruzzo including Montepulciano, Cococciola and Pecorino.
Abruzzo is a region located in the mountainous central part of Italy along the Adriatic Sea. It is bordered by the Molise to the south, Marche to the north and Lazio to the west. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is the most famous export. It is made from the Montepulciano grape – not to be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano that is made in Tuscany from Sangiovese! In the last decade the region has been producing increasingly good white wines from the white Trebbiano and Pecorino varieties.
With restrained flavours and good acidity Pecorino works with a wide range of foods including fish, pastas, salads and sheep and goat cheeses.