PECORINO DOC “MIGRANTE” WINE FROM ABRUZZO
(Pecorino DOC “Migrante” from Controguerra, Teramo)
The Pecorino grape variety derives from the Italian word pecora, which means sheep. The sheeps particularly enjoy this grape while they gaze around the vineyards.
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Pecorino DOC “Migrante” retains a pale yellow colour, with greenish reflections. It expresses really pleasant floral notes in the nose, such as white peony and lemon flowers. Also, it has great fruity hints, such as banana, green apple and yellow plum. On the palate, it is crisp and fresh, as well as dry and saline. A touch of toasted hazelnut characterizes every sip, followed by a delicate dash of white pepper. Above all, the taste is balanced by a slight acidity in the final. Pecorino DOC “Migrante” has a good structure, extremely light and drinkable, with a medium length. It reveals great personality with powerful, elegant and clean aromas.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Dry White
PAIRING – What do I pair with?
Because of its characteristics, Pecorino DOC “Migrante” is ideal to pair with Asian Cuisine, grilled fowls and rich salads. Also, seafood, risotto and grilled cheese achieve an excellent combination.
Jacopo Fiore, 27, manages the production of the family farm Podere San Biagio. An organic farm born in the early 90’s in Controguerra, a small village in the province of Teramo. “Land of migration, transhumance, land of brigands, historically aimed at production, but above all the consumption, of wine”. A wine that in history has conquered not only the brigands but also the conquerors: “It is said that Annibale was so struck by the goodness of the wine of this area, who decided to bathe in his horse, so the wine scent will accompany him on his long journey”.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the middle of October and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result, to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately a couple of hours while the fermentation takes place at the same time in stainless steel tanks. After, the wine goes directly in different tanks, where, in conclusion, it mature for 6 months.
Consequently ageing, Pecorino DOC “Migrante” remains 2 months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from October th20 to th30
Pecorino DOC “Migrante” – More Deatils
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 2.000