Cantina Indigeno Orange Pecorino Calanchi

$38.00

1 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Pecorino

Cantina Indigeno Orange Pecorino Calanchi is more like a dry, delicious sour beer than wine at first. Then, with air, it opens, becomes more floral and tart.

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About Cantina Indigeno Orange Pecorino Calanchi

Cantina Indigeno Orange Pecorino Calanchi is more like a dry, delicious sour beer than wine at first. Then, with air, it opens, becomes more floral and tart, and tastes like a lemon drop or Lemonhead! Made with Pecorino 100% in three different vinifications with spontaneous fermentation in open vats, specifically without skin maceration, with skin maceration for seven days, and a whole bunch. All in fiberglass, then bottled unfiltered/unfined with no added sulfites.

About Cantina Indigeno

Cantina Indigeno is located near Teramo, Abruzzo region, Central Italy. Cantina Indigeno is one of Italy’s most exciting natural wine producers, working with minimal intervention and organically farmed, mostly Montepulciano and Trebbiano grapes. Their natural wines are nothing short of amazing. Always different, always evolving in the glass.

About Pecorino

Pecorino is a light-skinned wine grape used in Italy’s eastern coastal regions, particularly in Marche and Abruzzo. A classic Pecorino-based wine is dry, and mineral, straw-yellow in color and has an elegantly floral bouquet of acacia and jasmine.

The variety has a long, complicated, and all-too-common history. It has been cultivated in the Marche region for hundreds of years, but low yields saw it replaced by more-productive grape varieties like Trebbiano. By the mid-20th Century, Pecorino was thought to be extinct. In the 1980s, a local producer researching native varieties investigated a rumor of some forgotten vines in an overgrown vineyard. Cuttings were taken and propagated and grew enough grapes to make very good wine in the early 1990s. Since then, the variety’s plantings have grown exponentially, and Pecorino is now found across the Marche, Abruzzo, Umbria, and Tuscany.

The name Pecorino means “little sheep” and is perhaps more widely associated with Pecorino cheese, which is made from ewes’ milk and is entirely unrelated, save for its etymological link. The grape is so called supposedly because it was a favorite treat for flocks of sheep driven to lower pastures. Pecorino cheese is, coincidentally, a good food pairing for Pecorino wine.

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