Lunaria Civitas Pecorino
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Pecorino is an Italian heirloom varietal that you don’t see very often – It originated in the Sibillini Mountains and thrives in the coastal parts of Abruzzo.
- This grape naturally produces very low yields, which makes it fairly unprofitable for growers, but quite delicious for those drinking wine made from it!!
Varietal Composition: 100% Pecorino
Elaboration: The grapes are sent to the pneumatic press for soft crushing, then the must is fermented with their indigenous yeasts at low temperature (54/57 °F) in stainless steel tanks for about 30 days. Aging in stainless steel tanks, followed by ageing in bottle.
Tasting Notes: Straw yellow color, intense nose with hints of broom, white fruits and ethereal. The palate is fresh, intense, fruity and full-bodied.
Cantina Orsogna is a (very) progressive cooperative of thirty one growers in Italy’s central province of Abruzzo. The company was one of the first of its kind to move to 100% organic farming back in 2002, and they are the largest Biodynamic wine producer in Italy, having been certified by Demeter since 2005. We are currently working with their fruit-forward, sometimes experimental “Lunaria” line which showcases single varietal bottlings from grapes well-suited to the climate of the coastal Terre di Chieti subregion.