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Pecora is the Italian word for sheep, and the name of the grape reflects the close ties between agriculture and sheep farming since the grapes were grown on the hills where shepherds moved their herds in the summer. The early harvest makes for a wine with a firm structure and a deliciously fresh finish.
Front Label Translation: "The early harvest in the late summer of the vineyards, in the Chieti area in Abruzzo, assures the freshness and liveliness of this white wine. Characterized by a determined structure with yellow flowers and ripe fruit nose, it makes a good marriage with fish, fresh cheeses...."
Classification: Terre di Chieti IGT
Area of Production: Crecchio
Grape Variety: 100% Pecorino
Soil: Medium mixture, mainly clayey
Average Age of Vines: 21 years
Trellising System: Sylvoz
Spacing of Plants: 1,200 plants per acre
Production per Acre: 2.45 tons
Vinification Technique: Stainless Steel
Maturation: 1 month in stainless steel and 1 month in bottles
Total Acidity: 5.70 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0.40 g/l
Total Cases Produced: 2,500