Lunaria Civitas Pecorino

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.

PRESS

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PRODUCER BACKGROUND

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.

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