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Pecorino

Pecorino is an ancient white grape variety from the Abruzzo and Marche regions of central Italy.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Pecorino is a white grape variety with a yellow-green hue. It has the aromas of apple, pear, Mediterranean herbs and balsamic nuances. Its flavour profile is quite intense and acidic with a pleasant and persistent aftertaste.

Fresh Pecorino grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Pecorino is grown primarily in the Abruzzo and Marche regions of Italy. It is also found in small amounts in Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany. Pecorino is a vigorous variety that can be susceptible to fungal diseases. It is usually grown in medium-intensity vineyards and is harvested in mid-September. In the winery, it is best vinified as a single varietal or in combination with other white grapes. The Abruzzese style of Pecorino is more floral and aromatic with a fresh profile. In Marche, Pecorino are usually macerated for longer on the skin or the must, to create a full-bodied, more complex version. The best examples of Pecorino can be found in Offida DOCG. Unsurprisingly, Pecorino pairs well with the cheese sharing the same name, Pecorino cheese. It also ges well with fish or poultry with creamy sauce, and light pasta dishes.

Foods to pair with Pecorino:

Asian food
Pasta
Pizza
Deep fried
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Pecorino
The name Pecorino comes from the Italian word "Pecora" which means sheep.

Top Wines with Pecorino

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Farnese Fantini Gran Cuvée Bianco

Farnese

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Farnese Fantini Gran Cuvée Bianco is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from a renowned appellation, this wine is crafted with meticulous care from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features contribute to the wine's exceptional quality, with ideal soil composition and favorable climate conditions. The winemaking process involves a combination of traditional and modern techniques, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances freshness and complexity. With its vibrant flavors and elegant style, Farnese Fantini Gran Cuvée Bianco is a standout choice for those seeking a high-quality white wine experience.
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DeAngelis (De Angelis) Pecorino Offida

DeAngelis (De Angelis)

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DeAngelis Pecorino Offida is a high-quality white wine produced by the De Angelis winery in the Offida appellation of Italy. The wine is made from the Pecorino grape variety, which is grown in the hilly vineyards of the region. The winery uses traditional winemaking techniques to produce a wine that is fresh, crisp, and aromatic, with a delicate balance of fruit and acidity. The wine is characterized by its floral and citrus aromas, with notes of peach and apricot on the palate. It is a perfect match for seafood dishes, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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Emidio Pepe Pecorino Colli Aprutini Natural

Emidio Pepe

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Emidio Pepe Pecorino Colli Aprutini is a remarkable white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the Colli Aprutini appellation in Italy, this wine is crafted from Pecorino grapes grown in unique vineyard conditions. The vineyards benefit from the region's hilly terrain and favorable climate, resulting in grapes with exceptional quality and flavor. The winemaking process involves traditional methods, including hand-harvesting and natural fermentation, which contribute to the wine's distinct character. With its vibrant acidity, rich texture, and enticing aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, Emidio Pepe Pecorino Colli Aprutini offers a delightful and refreshing drinking experience.
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Food Pairing:
cheese plates
grilled vegetables
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De Fermo Concrete Bianco Natural

De Fermo

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The De Fermo Concrete Bianco is a unique expression of the southern Italian terroir. Made from a blend of Vermentino, Falanghina, and Chardonnay grapes, this bright and inviting white wine offers a refreshingly tart nose of white flowers and citrus fruits. On the palate, the crisp acidity is balanced by a creamy texture and a mineral-driven finish. Enjoy this captivating white as an aperitif or with seafood dishes.
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Illuminati Pecorino Controguerra

Illuminati

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Illuminati Pecorino Controguerra is a premium white wine produced by the Illuminati winery in the Controguerra appellation of Italy. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Abruzzo region, where the grapes flourish in the warm Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soils. The winemaking process involves a meticulous selection of the Pecorino grapes, followed by a gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. A small portion undergoes fermentation in barrique to release a spicier character. The resulting wine is crisp and refreshing, with aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, and a subtle minerality on the palate. This wine pairs perfectly with seafood dishes, salads, and light appetizers.
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salads
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