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Pecorino (Italy)

Pecorino is a grape from on the East coast of Italy.

The grape is mainly grown in Marche, Abruzzo and Umbria.

Typical Flavors


Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach
Melon
Melon
Herbs
Herbs

Flowers
Flowers
Spices
Spices
Licorice
Licorice
Minerals
Minerals

Pear, Peach, Melon, and Herbs are typical Pecorino flavors, with delicate Acacia or Jasmine notes, and hints of Spices, Licorice and Salty Minerals.

Profile

A classic Pecorino is both crispy and mineral. High in alcohol since the grape is high in sugar.

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Seafood
Seafood

Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Pecorino pairs best with medium bodied dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Seafood. Fish. Shellfish.
Chicken. Pork. Veal.
Medium Pasta Dishes.
Medium Acid Sauces.
Tomatoes.

Cheese:
Goat. Pecorino. Feta.

Italian Specialities:
Olive all' Ascolana (Breaded Green Olives Stuffed with Meat)
Walnut Bread with Pecorino Cheese.
Cotoletta alla Milanese in White Wine Sauce (Breaded Veal Cutlet).

About Pecorino

Pecorino is a wine grape from eastern coastal regions Marche and Abruzzo in Italy.

It is a native Italian grape, many centuries old, but was rediscovered in 1990.

Around 1200 AD., the Benedectine monastery in the village of Arquata del Tronto (Marche Region), selected a grape so sweet that was capable to produce a wine that lasted a whole year. Wine aging was a problem during Middle Ages and monks needed wine to celebrate mass. The high sugar content of Pecorino grapes results in high alcohol concentration which gives wine a natural longevity.

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Wine Regions

Pecorino is grown mainly in Marche, Abruzzo and Umbria.

If You Like Pecorino

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
Grillo (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (World)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)

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