Pecorino Abruzzo, Bianchi Grilli, Torre dei Beati

Pecorino Abruzzo, Bianchi Grilli, Torre dei Beati

The estate’s top wine made from Pecorino is intriguingly labelled ‘Bianchi Grilli’, ‘white crickets’ in English, from the Italian saying ‘to have crickets in one’s head’, a phrase implying that one is being creative. Much effort is made to ensure the grapes from the north-eastern facing vineyard, planted at 300 metres above sea level, reach the winery at perfect ripeness. Barrique fermented, the wine is aged on its lees for nine months, it spends a year in bottle prior to release. This maturation on its lees intensifies the typical herb and spicy character of the variety, whilst the bottle ageing gives it a deeper, more complex tone; the finish is long with notes of vanilla oak against a minerally background. Pecorino has become very sought after since its 'rediscovery' in the 1980s, it was previously thought extinct, this is undoubtedly a benchmark wine.

  • Type: White
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Abruzzo
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Torre dei Beati
  • Primary grape: Pecorino
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £15.35
  • Code: 29960
  • Expression: Acorn