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Umani Ronchi Centovie Pecorino
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Umani Ronchi Centovie Pecorino 2016

Abruzzo, ItalyFamily owned and founded in 1957, Umani Ronchi practices organic production on 210 hectares across various sites in Marche (where they are based) and Abruzzo. This organically farmed pecorino comes from a single sandy clay vineyard overlooking Abruzzo's Centovie village, between the Gran Sasso mountains and the Adriatic coast. After a light pressing the must is cooled before stainless fermentation, over three weeks. It was then aged in concrete, with no MLF, for one year prior to 5 months minimum in bottle before release. This is a very well worn 2016, with ample bright yellow fruit and Mediterranean lemon still present, riding atop a honeyed, leesy, oily pine nut base. This has pecorino's inherent weight (at a welcome 13 degrees) to take on proteins or richer dishes.Tasted: 31 May 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 private wine shops Producer: Umani RonchiDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Pecorino