Pecorino is a grape that in the last few years has seen a renaissance
, initially forgotten and left to rot on the vines, now in fashion and being cultivated and made in every Abruzzo winery, Pecorino has almost replaced the Trebbiano d'Abruzzo as the region flagship white wine.
Pecorino is white grape that can make outstanding white wines and this is one. Made from a single vineyard and producing no more than 9000 bottles per vintage, this Pecorino is partially fermented in barrels, to add structure and complexity. Vibrant, delicate aromas of fruit with grapefruit notes, the palate is elegant, full, crisp, mineral and a long finish.
It perfectly matches pasta dishes, white meat and medium matured cheeses
Nestled in the Abruzzo hills, facing the Adriatic sea, is the small town of Miglianico, is located the Ciavolich winery. Founded in the late 1950's, the Ciavolich winery is now jointly run by wife and husband Chiara and Gianluca. Abruzzo is largely known for the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, but they also grow native grapes such as Cococciola and Passerina, only found in the oldest wineries and in very small quantity.