Pecorino Abruzzo, Giocheremo con I Fiori, Torre dei Beati

Pecorino Abruzzo, Giocheremo con I Fiori, Torre dei Beati

Pecorino is a low yielding variety, native to Abruzzo and other central Italian regions. Thought to be extinct by the middle of the 20th century, it was rediscovered in an overgrown vineyard and cuttings were taken in the 1980s to re-establish the variety. The vineyard was planted in 2005 at an altitude of 300 metres; gradual harvesting is employed to make sure the grapes reach the winery at optimal ripeness. Unoaked, the wine has a fine and elegant nose showing pear and floral notes of broom and gardenia, rounded off by a touch of honey; the vibrant palate has citrussy fruit flavours and typical herbal notes of sage, rosemary and lavender. The wine's name translates as ‘We will play with flowers’ after the picture painted by the owners’ daughter Caterina which adorns the label.

  • Type: White
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Abruzzo
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: Torre dei Beati
  • Primary grape: Pecorino
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £12.19
  • Code: 29961
  • Expression: Pineapple