2020 Umani Ronchi I Sassi Pecorino
The Pecorino grape, indigenous to Abruzzo, derives its name from the strong connection between sheep farming and agriculture. Almost forgotten by the 1980’s it was rescued by a handful of wineries and today Pecorino is one of Italy’s most in demand wines. Umani Ronchi’s Pecorino vineyards are in Roseto degli Abruzzi overlooking the Grand Sasso mountains.
Brilliant pale straw colour with highlights of green to the edges and a watery hue. Lifted scents of pear, lime and red apple skin are followed by delicate quince and spicy fresh herb notes. Generous and beautifully rounded in the mouth with a slippery texture, delicious pear, lime and green apple skin flavours fill the palate. Infusions of fresh herbs, slate and mineral characters lie underneath. Finishes dry with brisk acidity and a long texturally detailed aftertaste.