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Barone di Valforte Pecorinotext
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Barone di Valforte Pecorino 2016

Abruzzo, ItalyThe Sorricchio family has owned the baronial fief of Valforte since the 13th Century, and their vineyard lies within the DOCG Colline Teramane area. This pecorino is grown on north facing (cooler) calcareous laced soils in Piomba and Colle Sale, and from 150 - 350m. Light honeysuckle, quince, pine nuts, Asian pear, apricot fuzz in this structured white, hedged with smoked / broken stone, and lifted with a bright spire of acidity to an savoury finish. There's a slight sandy/ash texture that lingers, bringing this additional interest. Snappy, intriguing now, this will continue to honey with time, adding secondary and tertiary complexities to this easy charmer.Tasted: 19 June 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 17.99 estimated retail Producer: Tenute Barone di ValforteDistributors: Enoteca Bacco Importers
Grape: PecorinoCSPC: 267328