The label is so whimsical! As the story goes, the grapes came to be called Pecorino, because they were discriminately selected and devoured with by the free grazing sheep known to supply the milk for Pecorino cheese. All the other grape varietals to munch were for the most part ignored by the picky sheep.
Fausto Albanesi runs Torre dei Beati, based in Loreto Aprutino, at the heart of the Abruzzo wine community. The 2019 Abruzzo Pecorino Giocheremo con i Fiori is an unoaked, light and refreshing, aromatic dry white wine which is extremely food friendly. 100% Pecorino, it represents all the goodness accounting for the re-emergence of this varietal’s popularity.
Planted on 4 hectares of clay-limestone at 1000 ft above sea level in 2005, the grapes are fermented and aged in temperature controlled stainless steel tank.
Straw yellow with light shades of gold. Fine and elegant nose of pear, broom and gardenia, rounded off by hints of honey; vibrant with the traditional herbal flavors of the variety (sage, rosemary, lavender) Medium bodied. Racy, zesty, vibrantly,fresh acidity, and minerality, provide a long, mouth-watering persistence. Fresh cheeses, fish, white meats. Ideal with tomato-based ravioli and fondue with saffron. Serving at 58 degrees.