Orsetto Oro Pecorino Terre di Chieti
£16.30 – £97.80
This lovely Pecorino wine has been awarded many awards around the wine world most recently the 2020 IWSC. Pecorino means “little sheep” and it’s believed it was fed to sheep when they came to graze. The Pecorino grape was believed extinct by the mid-20th century, until some cuttings were taken and propagated from an abandoned overgrown vineyard. The grape is light-skinned offering high acidity and high sugar, translating into reasonably high alcohol, balanced by the acidity.
Hand picked in late September, soft pressed, fermented in stainless tanks at 18-22C. Aged for 6 months on the leas before bottling.
On the nose: Its bouquet is round with floral hints of acacia and broom, exotic fruit notes with balsamic nuances
On the palate: Fresh citrus characteristics, with a good minerality, white peach, pear and a hint of pineapple
Recommended combination with food: It pairs best with Pecorino cheese and walnut bread, Steamed white fish with ginger, Chicken thighs with roasted red pepper and onion, fresh cheeses.
Serve at 10-12°C
GRAPE VARIETY – Pecorino
PRODUCTION AREA – Abruzzo
ALCOHOL – 13%