Safari Pecorino Cantine Bove, 2017
Taste Profile Where it's from
Pecorino is one of Italy’s unsung white grape varieties – found in central parts such as Marche and, as here, Abruzzo. With good weight and high acidity, Pecorino has the ability to age, adding layers of complex flavours such as citrus fruit, jasmine and spicy notes such as a hint of liquorice. Cantine Bove was created in 1930 but recent investments have taken their wines to a much higher level. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
Since the winery was founded in 1930 it has become one of the best producers in the region perfectly balancing tradition and innovation with quality and value.
The estate comprises 60 hectares of well located vineyards and a combination of low yields, rigorous grape selection, up-to-date vinification techniques and refined ageing of their red wines in oak barrels ensures a growing reputation for top-class wines.
The vineyards for this Percorino are located in the Chieti province of Abruzzo, on the eastern coast of Italy and influenced by the Adriatic Sea .
Pecorino is an early ripening variety that tends to naturally produce low yields even without severe winter pruning, A soft pressing combined with low emperature fermentation and 4 months tank rest have produced a lively wine with vibrant aromas of peaches, zesty lemon, flowers and wild sage.
Goes well with
The name Pecorino actually means “little sheep” but the wine is unrelated to the cheese! Except for the fact that Pecorino is a very good match with the sheep’s milk cheese which is somewhat better known.
In addition, the high acidity of this Pecorino wine will counter-balance richer, creamy sauces with poultry dishes, or pan-roasted guinea fowl. Also, a lovely partner with oilier fish such as salmon and trout.
Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo
|Organic / Biodynamic||No / No|
|Vegetarian / Vegan||Yes / Yes|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|