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Italian wine and grape guide : Pecorino

Pecorino

The Pecorino grape is a white grape native of the Marche and very little is known of its origins.

Pecorino is now widely cultivated in Abruzzo as well as Marche and it has been enjoying a resurgence in the last decade, previously was mainly used in blends.Due to the Pecorino resurgence, the grape is being replanted and vinified on its own, producing outstanding results with wines of great structure and it is slowly becoming the great Abruzzean white wine, even though there are some great Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Pecorino is proving to produce fantastic white wines, aged and not.

The Pecorino name comes from the fact that sheep (Pecora is the Italian word for sheep and Abruzzo and Marche were regions with an old tradition on sheep farming), are attracted to the Pecorino grape because it is one of the first to ripe.

Producers growing the grape

If what you read sounds interesting, why not try any of the wine/s below made with Pecorino

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