Wine By Grape Variety | Pecorino
Pecorino is an ancient white wine grape variety that has always called the ridges of the Appennine Mountains in the Marche and Abruzzo its home. It is a low yielding variety that over the centuries farmers shied away from, preferring instead to plant easier to grow, more productive grape varieties; and so, Pecorino was all but forgotten, and nearly extinct by the 1970s. Thankfully, times change and today high yields are less important than they once were with modern day wine lovers seeking high quality and interesting grape varieties; Pecorino fits the bill perfectly.
Pecorino wines offer a unique combination of texture and vibrancy and due to an increase in popularity there has been a significant increase in vineyard plantings of the grape; however, the variety always performs best in hilly vineyard sites rather than flatland areas, which are not its natural habitat.