COLLEFRISIO Pecorino IGT Terre di Chieti
Pale yellow color, aromas of flowers, white peppercorn, white peach, lemon and clementine. Good acidity, round, thick mouthfeel. Flavors of white peach, lemon, flowers and clementine. Long finish.
Pecorino IGT /peck oh REE noh/
Pecorino is a very old indigenous Italian varietal currently making a comeback, appreciated for its ability to thrive at higher altitudes and for its great structure. There’s high acidity, plus the alcohol, that allows it to gain complexity over time. Like a red wine dressed up as a white. It is an early ripening variety that tends to naturally produce low yields. Peco means sheep in Italian, and may have been so named because grazing sheep liked to snack on these sweet berries. IGT stands for Indicazione Geografica Tipica, the third of four classifications recognized by Italy. Roughly equivalent of the French designation of Vin de pays.
CSPC + 782738
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Varietal: 100% Pecorino
ORGANICALLY GROWN www.collefrisio.it
The geographical makeup of Abruzzo is quite remarkable. A rugged, mountainous region with a lengthy coastline, abundant sunshine, generous rainfall and cool mountain air currents. Abruzzo is ideally situated between the Adriatic sea to the east, and the Apennines and Maiella mountain ranges to the west – including Gran Sasso, one of Italy's highest peaks at more than 9500ft (2895m). Chieti is a hilly province in southern Abruzzi where 75% of the region's wine is produced.
Soil: Stony Clay and Limestone
Average Production per Hectare: 50 hl
Winemaking: Maceration at low temperature upon grapes removal from the stalks and controlled temperature alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel.
Residual Sugar: 3.87 g/l