Calalenta - Pecorino IGP Terre di Chieti

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Pecorino Terre di Chieti Igp - Calalenta

Pecorino is an indigenous vine that is born and grows in a unique area of ​​our territory, where sea and mountains meet: the altitude of the Maiella and the proximity to sea level, create a perfect microclimate for the cultivation of these grapes.

Here, the harvest takes the name of Calalenta, as it takes place between the slow nightfall and the first light of dawn when the grapes reach maximum freshness and allow the apotheosis of aromas to be brought to the cellar.

Production area: Hinterland of the municipality of Ortona and neighboring municipalities. The vineyards are exposed to the South-East so that they can enjoy the best hours of light.

Vinification: Crushing and destemming, contact with the skins of the must for about 12 hours at an average temperature of 3 ° C, soft pressing, static clarification of the must obtained. Subsequent fermentation at a temperature of 12 ° C. 20% of the masses make a quick passage in barrique.

Wine Idea: Recommended for lovers of fresh and dry wines, with a strong and intense character, characterized by a good dose of acidity and a pleasant fruity note.

Sensory characteristics: Straw yellow in color with greenish reflections. Hints of white-fleshed fruits, in particular pear and apricot with light hints of lime. Remarkable balsamic notes. At first glance it immediately reveals a great structure, enveloping, fresh and with good acidity. Intense and persistent aftertaste.

Food pairings: Due to its balanced and fresh taste, Pecorino is a very versatile wine in terms of table pairings. It can be proposed as an aperitif, combining it with an appetizer of medium-aged cheeses. It lends itself to pleasantly pairing fish dishes, even the most elaborate ones, but also to dishes with strong flavors, based on molluscs and crustaceans. Being a well-structured wine, it should also be tried with white meats.

Serving temperature: about 10-12 ° C


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Production Area
Medium hill in Chieti province
Service Temperature
10-12 °C
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