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Pecorino
Pecorino Grapes

Pecorino is a light-skinned wine grape used in Italy's eastern coastal regions. It is most notably used in Marche and Abruzzo to produce dry, mineral-scented wines. A classic Pecorino-based wine is straw-yellow in color and has an elegantly floral bouquet of acacia and jasmine, sometimes spiced with a faint hint of licorice. As a blending component, the variety's most common partners are Passerina and Trebbiano.

Although Pecorino's relatively low yields make it less popular among winegrowers than high-yielding Trebbiano, its complex aromatic profile and ability to ripen early have earned it a continued presence in the vineyards of central and eastern Italy.

The name Pecorino is perhaps more widely associated with Pecorino cheese, which is made from ewes' milk (the word means "little sheep"). Quite how the grape variety came to be named as such is not clear, although there are various folk etymologies. Pecorino cheese is, coincidentally, a surprisingly good food match for Pecorino wine.

Synonyms include: Arquitano, Pecorina Arquatanella, Mosciolo, Vissanello.

Food matches include:
Europe: Zuppa di mare (seafood soup); pecorino cheese and walnut bread


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We found 126 matches for Pecorino. Click on a name below for details, scores and price history ...
Wine Name
Region 
Popularity
Ciu Ciu Merlettaie Offida Pecorino, Marche, Italy Offida $15 17464
Mondo del Vino La Piuma Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Terre di Chieti IGT $10 18696
Farnese Casale Vecchio Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Terre di Chieti IGT $13 23311
Tenuta Ulisse 'Unico' Terre di Chieti Pecorino IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Terre di Chieti IGT $13 24096
Contesa Pecorino Colline Pescaresi IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Colline Pescaresi IGT $16 25016
Talamonti 'Trabocchetto' Pecorino Colline Pescaresi IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Colline Pescaresi IGT $13 25416
Saladini Pilastri Offida Pecorino, Marche, Italy Offida $13 25783
Cataldi Madonna 'Giulia' Pecorino Terre Aquilane IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Abruzzo $15 26113
Domodimonti Li Coste Pecorino, Offida DOCG, Italy Offida $20 26785
Caldora Colle dei Venti Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Terre di Chieti IGT $13 29152
Azienda Vitivinicola Tiberio Pecorino IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Abruzzo $15 33691
Cantina Zaccagnini Yamada Pecorino Colline Pescaresi IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Colline Pescaresi IGT $13 38892
Umani Ronchi Vellodoro Terre di Chieti Pecorino IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Terre di Chieti IGT $13 39426
Cataldi Madonna Pecorino Terre Aquilane IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Abruzzo $26 40972
Tenuta Cocci Grifoni Colle Vecchio Offida Pecorino, Marche, Italy Offida $13 41356
La Valentina Pecorino Colline Pescaresi IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Colline Pescaresi IGT $15 41948
Cantina Tollo Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Terre di Chieti IGT $13 42158
Collefrisio di Collefrisio Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Terre di Chieti IGT $16 42536
Velenosi Villa Angela Pecorino Falerio, Marche, Italy Falerio dei Colli Ascolani $13 43548
Poderi Capecci San Savino Ciprea Offida Pecorino, Marche, Italy Offida $13 43741
Ciavolich Aries Pecorino Colline Pascaresi IGT, Abruzzo,Italy Colline Pescaresi IGT $25 45018
Marramiero Pecorino Colline Pescaresi IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Colline Pescaresi IGT $16 47349
Tenute Barone di Valforte Pecorino Colli Aprutini IGT, Abruzzo, Italy Colli Aprutini IGT $8 49318
Monti Guidi del Carmine Pecorino, Abruzzo, Italy Abruzzo $15 49601
Pasetti Abruzzo Pecorino, Italy Abruzzo $13 50969
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