Zaccagnini Pecorino Yamada 2011 pours a bright straw yellow, with a very fresh citrus aroma, along with hints of grapefruit. In the mouth it is very fresh and bright, with many mature characteristics like vanilla and honey, whilst still leading with exotic fruits like grapefruit, kiwi and melon.
This wine is crisp and full to the finish, making it ideal to drink between courses, possibly more so than during.
This grape is called pecorino because the local sheep (pecore in Italian) like to graze on the grapes during harvest time. Pecorino is an early-ripening grape variety that is seldom found outside of Abruzzo region because of the grape’s tendency to oxidize. Careful vinification using closed bag presses and carefull control of the juice in an anaerobic environment allows for the creation of a crisp, scented wine.
Current annual production from Azienda Agricola Ciccio Zaccagnini is 500,000 bottles per annum. Marcello Zaccagnini, the director of operations, together with his father Ciccio, have been leaders in rejuvenating wine making in Abruzzo. Vines cultivated by Marcello include montepulciano and trebbiano, all classic D.O.C. wines.
|Source:||Blakes Hotel, London|
|Occasion:||Appertizers, Grilled Fish, Crab|