75cl * Vegan * 12.5% ABV * Abruzzo, Italy
One of Italy's increasingly fashionable varieties, Pecorino is delicately floral, with stone fruit and citrus aromas that lead on to a palate filled with fresh peach notes backed by a textural minerality, nutty characters and crisp acidity. Rocco Pasetti's superbly sited 25 hectare estate lies in the heart of the Collecorvino district in the hills northwest of Pescara, recognised as one of the best vineyard zones in Abruzzo. His range of impeccably made, fruit-rich wines combines warm and generous flavours with stylish, eye-catching presentation.
The Caparrone wines are modern and easy to drink, yet they also have real substance. The Contesa range, produced in tiny quantities from selected parcels of the best grapes on the estate, are bold, impressive versions of Abruzzo's local grapes, this Pecorino being one of them. Try it with white fish or chicken with grilled peppers.