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TOLLO 'Pecorino' Terre di Chieti IGT

  • Vintage: 2013
  • Grape: 100% Pecorino
  • Region: Abruzzo
  • Ageing: 6 months stainless steel
  • Production: 6,000 cases made


    The Pecorino grape is a legendary story of a variety that was literally brought back from the brink of extinction. Not too long ago, just a few vines were discovered in a nearly wild state in a narrow canyon in Italy’s Marche region. Clippings were cut, and identified as the historic Pecorino grape, which was long thought to have been extinct. Cantina Tollo took the torch of re-establishing the variety as a missing piece of the local Abruzzese viticultural history. The origin of the name is that the grape variety was once a favorite snack of the sheep that were often driven through vineyard lands on their way to lower pastures. In Italian “Pecora” means sheep.

    Aged in 100% stainless steel to best capture the pure essence of the grape, the wine has an expressive nose of peach, mango and candied rose petals. In the glass, Percorino is a full bodied wine with moderate and balanced acidity. Flavors and aromas of invigorating bright yellow fruits, wild sage, white ginger, white pepper, along with hints of almonds and hazelnuts make for a long, full mineral-rich mouth. Pure and vibrant! The structure is firm with the classic Pecorino trademarked flash of minerality…


    Undoubtedly the finest example of this unique Abruzzo grape that we have experienced—bravo Cantina Tollo!


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