These are two wonderful examples of Italian white wines at their best. They preserve the character of traditional Italy, using indigenous grape varieties, brought to life with more modern winemaking. Perfect for current drinking, and brilliant examples of their kind, enjoy this delicate and refreshing Pecorino from the Abruzzo region and the more floral and aromatic Grillo from Sicily.
Caparrone Pecorino 2016
IGT Colline Pescaresi
This early-ripening, thin-skinned variety tends to be triangular in shape, reminiscent of the shape of a sheep’s head, which is said to the origin of the grape’s name. Pale in colour, it has a citrus nose with hints of hawthorn and orange blossom. In the mouth it is soft with fresh stone fruit flavours, nice concentration and a citrus finish.
Slips down a treat!
Fuedo Maccari, Grillo 2016
This is one the best wines made from the Grillo that we have found in many years. It is fresh and floral on the nose, with hints of almonds. On the palate it is a multi-layered wine with ripe peach flavours, a soft texture and an almond/mineral finish.
An exceptional example of one of Italy’s unsung white grape varieties.