A wine with an extra dimension. Made with organic grapes, it starts out feeling almost oxidized, but this is typical of pecorino, whether or not it has been macerated on the skins for a while. This grape has an added dimension of flavor, also suggestive of spirits or fortified wines. The wine is best paired with umami foods, foods with substance and flavor such as chicken or very hearty fish like black bass, or with dishes containing mushrooms, beans and other legumes, olives and similar complex flavors. The wine is more hearty than fruity, and its acidity gives it a lasting, succulent finish.
Recommended for typicity and body: 90 — BSE
WHAT: 100% pecorino
WHERE: Abruzzo, Italy
HOW MUCH: $26 (media sample)