Lunaria Terre di Chieti Pecorino Civitas 2018
Tasting Note : Blossom, white fruits and hints of herbaceousness on the nose. The palate is full and dry, with mineral notes and a long, fresh finish.
Food Pairing : Hard cheeses; mussels; char-grilled fish; tomato salad.
More info : The Pecorino grape, not to be confused with the cheese of the same name, is planted mainly in Italy's central Abruzzo and Marche regions. This indigenous grape is becoming hot property as winemakers are looking to produce wines that are authentic, and offer different flavour profiles from the better-known international grape varieties. This wine is produced from low-yielding vines; the grapes are gently crushed and fermented with natural yeasts at low temperatures in stainless steel. The wine is bottled straight from tank, with no oak ageing.