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L'Ariosa Pecorino DOC 2017

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Case of 6 bottles.

Sorry - we just ran out. Next shipment due in early May.

The L’Ariosa Estate vineyards (means “the windy estate”, referring to the constant breezes off the Adriatic) lie 15 metres a.s.l., and only a short distance from the Adriatic. The predominantly calcareous sandy soils were once covered by ancient seas (small marine fossils can be found in the soil), are well-draining and contribute distinctive mineral notes. The constant gentle sea breezes mitigate the warm sea sun, allowing a full maturation and natural expression and development of the white grapes. 

Made from 100% Pecorino grapes, hand-harvested from low-yield vineyards. Traditional white wine vinification - following crushing and destemming, the grapes are kept chilled for 24 hours at 4 celsius to preserve fresh aromatics. A soft pressing follows, and fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. The wine is aged in stainless-steel tanks for two months, and rests in bottle for two more months. 

Our tasting note:Intense, straw-yellow colour, with tropical aromas and flavours of white-pulp fruits and warm citrus with floral notes of dried sage and lemon zest. Dry, medium-bodied, with fresh, balanced acidity, a touch of minerality, and a persistent finish.

Food matches:Pair with seafood and grilled/baked fish, egg dishes, white meats, vegetarian dishes, and fresh cheeses. Can handle more complex dishes, and particularly good with the local speciality “Chitarrina zucchini and shrimps”.