Pecorino Pinot Grigio (Italy)
- The Pecorino grapes are sourced from Abruzzo, Italy which is a mountainous region located along the Adriatic Sea. It is also home to the hightest point on mainland Italy, Corno Grande. Veneto is located in northeast Italy and is the source region for the Pinot Grigio grapes. The influence of the nearby Alps provides a cooler microclimate where fresh, crisp white wine grapes flourish.
- A superior premium wine, this Pecorino Pinot Grigio is a delicate blend of the lesser-known Pecorino with the most popular Italian white wine grape, Pinot Grigio. It opens with an elegant floral aroma followed by high acidity, lemon, lime and honeysuckle flavours.
- Thought to be extinct in the mid-20th century, Pecorino was rediscovered in the 1980s by a local producer who then took cuttings and propagated them resulting in the grape’s resurgence.
- Pinot Grigio was originally established as Pinot Gris in Burgundy and although most famous in Alsace, France, made its way to Switzerland in the 1300s and eventually to Northern Italy where Pinot Grigio was born. Today it’s Italy’s most popular grape.
- Pairs well with steamed mussels, seafood risotto and vegetarian spring rolls.
- Varietals: Pecorino and Pinot Grigio
- Weeks: 8 | Oak: Unoaked | Body: Medium | Sweetness: Dry