Vellodoro Terre di Chieti Pecorino IGT

Umani Ronchi

Pronunciation
Peck-oh-reeno
Year
Current Vintage
Type
White
Winery
Umani Ronchi
Region
Abruzzo
Oenologist
Michele Bernetti

Overview

The name of Pecorino grape variety, also known as “grape of the sheeps”, derives from the strong connection between sheep farming and agriculture, and the presence of this grape variety in the areas of shepherds’ transhumance. In the past this grape variety, thanks to its high aromas concentration, its good alcohol content, and even more thanks to its wonderful acidity which is the most distinctive characteristic of Pecorino, was used to improve the quality of wines produced with other varieties. Pecorino growing had almost disappeared because of its very low productivity, and varieties which were quality wise of a lower level, but which had a higher productivity, had been preferred to Pecorino. Our Pecorino Project started in 2005 and represents the new Umani Ronchi front in its discovery and exploitation of Adriatic native varieties, as well as a strengthening of our position in Abruzzi region.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Pecorino
Vinification
Light pressing, rapidly cooled then static decantation. No malolactic fermentation. Fermentation in stainless steel
Aging
4 months in stainless steel
Alcohol
12%
| Appearance
Bright straw yellow
| Aroma
Intense aromas of fruit and flowers, with clear mineral notes, intense and persistent.
| Taste
Good structure and pleasant freshness with ripened fruit an sapid hints.
| Serving Suggestions
Ideal with fish dishes, fresh cheeses, pasta and legume soups.

Vellodoro Terre di Chieti Pecorino IGT

Suggested Retail:
$18.00
CSPC#:
741433
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12