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Gran Sasso `Alta Quota` Pecorino IGT Terre di Chieti 2015 (1x75cl)

The Gran Sasso wines are made by winemaker Filippo Baccalaro and young winemaker Rino Santeusanio and display a freshness and directness of fruit that sets them apart from other wines from this area.

Pecorino is a fairly rare variety, with only about 300 hectares planted in the Abruzzo and Le Marche regions. Its name derives from the fact that a bunch of Pecorino grapes was traditionally considered to have a similar shape to a sheep's head. The grapes for this wine come from a 16-year-old vineyard situated at approximately 150 metres above sea level.

30% of the wine was fermented in lightly toasted Austrian oak casks with a capacity of 4,000 litres with internal temperature control. The rest was fermented in stainless steel at low temperatures (12°C). The wine was then matured for six months in steel and two months in oak.

Light yellow-gold in colour, the 2015 Pecorino has a lightly spiced nose from the partial oak ageing which gives way to a fine, floral and ripe citrus fruit character on the palate. It shows a good length with ripe pear characters on the finish.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Grape Variety: Pecorino
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Product Code: ITAB0024B15S