Pecorino ‘Vellodoro’

Pecorino ‘Vellodoro’
Terre di Chieti Pecorino IGT
Azienda Vinicola Umani Ronchi Spa
60027 Osimo (Ancona)

tasted November 16th, 2016


Some apple and pear hardly gets the chance to establish themselves when a riot of citrus kicks in: lemon, lime and notably grapefruit, bringing in not only a whopping lot of acidity, but also a nice hint of bitterness. A little almond is all that can make it to the finish. This is refreshing with a capital ‘R’.

Sampled with Spaghetti alla carbonara.

Those lucky Italians. Blessed with a fine climate, a beautiful landscape and a great cuisine, they only have to look into their back garden to find a grape variety producing a matching wine for almost everything. This is another of those hitherto little known treasures. Pecorino had too low a yield to be interestig in times when quantity prevailed over quality. Now, however, the smart folks at Umani Rochi have taken the initiative to re-vive the grape as one of their local stars. Mille grazie for this.

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