Torri Pecorino, 2018
Taste Profile Where it's from
Pecorino is not just the name of a cheese, but also refers to one of Italy’s greatest success stories in the past 25 years. Re-discovered in the early 80’s – Pecorino was traditionally the grape variety eaten by shepherds when up in the hills tending their flock. Apple and pear notes, allied to herbs (thyme and basil), fresh acidity and good palate weight, make Pecorino a highly appealing variety. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
Torri Cantine was founded in 1966 as a cooperative but since 2004 has been privately owned.
The estate is situated halfway between the Adriatic Sea and the Gran Sasso mountains, around the little town of Torano in Northern Abruzzo. The organically managed vineyards stretch for 60 acres in the towns of Colonnella, Controguerra and Torano, from 100 to 300 metres above see level.
They produce a fresh range of wines from indigenous grapes: Trebbiano, Cerasuolo, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and this Pecorino made in stainless-steel, together with a more terroir-expressive series achieved though the careful use of barrels.
The company is certified organic, confirming the path full of passion in selecting high quality grapes.
Goes well with
With good weight on the palate and attractive stoned fruit flavours, this Pecorino will be a great combination as a summer drink – either on its own or with all types of salads.
It also has enough concentration to stand up to poultry and light meat dishes in sauces. Try it with fish as well – paupiettes of plaice or lemon sole in a white wine sauce, or grilled prawns with gremolata will also be fantastic.
|Organic / Biodynamic||Yes / Yes|
|Vegetarian / Vegan||No / No|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|