10 native Italian varieties worth seeking out
A recent success story, with many estates producing a wine hard to find only 10 years ago. It’s grown only in Abruzzo and the Marche. Recent wines show very Sauvignon-like characteristics. Other examples are more herbal, and one wonders how much Trebbiano finds its way into lesser examples of Pecorino.
Try: Podere Castorani, Amorino Pecorino, Colline Pescaresi, Abruzzo 2009
Herbal, fig and melon aromas and flavours, with a nicely rich texture and finish. 16pts/20
Price: £16.50 Slurp