Pecorino d’Abruzzo IGT
Designation: Pecorino Colline Pescaresi IGT
District: Castiglione a Casauria, Pescara, Abruzzo
Soil: clay and limestone
Year of planting: 2007
Altitude: 220 m asl
Training system: vertical-trellised
Type of pruning: Guyot
Plants per hectare: 4000
Grape yield per hectare: 100 quintals
Harvest: First Decade of September
Seasonal weather trend: a coolish spring and hot, quite dry summer; August was very hot and allowed the grapes to ripen fast and furious.
Drying: on the vine after pinching of the petiole by hand.
Fermentation: in steel with inoculated yeasts at 16 °C.
Ageing: in steel for 6 months.
Analytical data: ABV 13%; sugars 4 g/l; total acidity 6.8 g/l; pH 3.20
Pairings: Excellent with fish dishes and perfect for pasta and rice starters, fresh fish and soups.
Serving temperature: 10–12 °C
Pecorino d’Abruzzo IGT Secolo IX:straw yellow with greenish hints. White-fleshed fruit, acacia honey, fresh herbs, and balsamic hints on the nose Crisp, fresh palate.