Barone di Valforte Pecorino (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    White Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2022

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Abruzzo

  • Sub-Region

    Pescara

  • Grape

    Pecorino

  • Farming Method

    ConventionalMost products with this label come from producers who do their best to avoid any intervention at all but it’s possible that some of the aforementioned preventative measures and additions are deemed necessary. Learn More

  • ABV

    13.5%

  • Food Pairing

    ChickenSeafoodSushi

The vineyards of Tenute Barone di Valforte have belonged to the Sorrrichio family since the 14th century; today, their estate encompasses 300 ha- 52 of which are dedicated to vineyards, in the Abruzzo region. Their focus has been cultivating grapes indigenous to the region- Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano, Pecorino, and Passerina. With this, the winery has also made sustainable practices a focal point, implementing processes in accordance with what they refer to as an ‘organic agricultural system.’ 

Barone di Valforte is currently managed by brothers Francesco, Guido, and Guido’s daughter Annamaria. Nestled in between Gran Sasso and the Mariella mountains, these three have taken it upon themselves to keep up the rich tradition of their land and family’s heritage. 

Tasting Notes

On the nose, delicate floral notes of blossoms and white flowers. The palate is fresh and minerally, with zingy citrus notes and a firm, saline backbone. Pecorino pairs perfectly with raw seafood, firm, white fish dishes, and chicken with a light, cream sauce.

Method

Made from 100% Pecorino, the grapes come from Piomba and Colle Sale- grown at 150-350 m above sea level. The soil is mostly calcareous, with the grapes harvested at the end of September. Protective winemaking is implemented to ensure all thee fresh, fruit aromatics and characteristics remain present. 

Our Thoughts

Barone di Valforte’s Pecorino is a stand out amongst lesser known Italian white varieties with notes of white flowers and gravel-after-it-rains on the nose. Just like their Montepulciano, the slightly heavier mouthfeel and texture is the star again; lively acidity is perfectly balanced with stone fruit and complex minerals. Perfect for any grilled seafood dish when the BBQ comes out of hibernation.

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$27.00

*All prices include applicable taxes and bottle deposit.

 

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Reviews

  1. (verified owner)

    4

    Finishing a bottle of the 2020 vintage opened last night and it was better tonight. Citrus and wet gravel on the nose, minerality, citrus and stone fruit on the palate. Paired superbly with pasta with sautéed basil, mushroom, tomatoes and lemon/olive oil.

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