Pecorino, 2019. Torri Cantine

Pecorino, 2019. Torri Cantine

Item #: L1021W1II
Vintage: 2019
Varietal: Pecorino
Vineyard/Appellation: Abruzzo IGT, Italy
Color: Slightly Golden
Nose: Floral
Palate: Textured Tropical
Finish: Piercing
Rating: 98
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2022/Seafood/13% Alcohol by Volume

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Torri Cantine is a co-op in Italy's Abruzzo region founded in 1966. It lies between the Adriatic Sea and the Gran Sasso, on the left bank of the Vibrata River, near the small and fertile town of Torano, considered the best district in Abruzzo. The splendid vineyard hills of Torri Cantine express an infinite variety of scents and all the colors of the earth warmed by the heat of the sun. The favorable climatic conditions and the generous soils, together with the patient and scrupulous work in the vineyard and in the cellar, have made it possible to obtain wines of great value, as our selection certainly shows.

This is one of the oldest grape growing areas in Italy. It was probably first planted by the Egyptians between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago. In other words, the first wines made on the planet. That's what we call a history. Abruzzo is the most mountainous region in Italy. While its wines are spectacular, it is best known for grazing sheep. Unfortunately, the sheep love the Pecorino grape, which is why netting has to be placed on the vines or fences around the vineyard to assure that the crop isn't lost to them.

It's worth the effort because Pecorino, which means sheep in Italian, has become so popular that it just has to be produced. The lovely floral aromas transform to the same on the palate and leaves a swirl of enticing peach and melon flavors to seal the deal. Serving it with Cioppino or grilled black cod could only leave you with a sheepish grin.