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2012 Contesa Pecorino Colline Pescaresi IGT, Abruzzo, Italy

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Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $18

Score: 80. When to drink: 2013 to 2014
The Wine-Searcher score of 80/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score When to drink
15/20   2013 to 2014
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2013 Silver
Herbal, grassy notes dominate soft peachy fruit. hints of pithy almond, steely but smooth texture. Clean finish.
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Grape Variety: Pecorino

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, i ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Colline Pescaresi IGT wine region

    Colline Pescaresi IGT is one of several IGT titles used in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It was created in 1995, when the IGT category was first rolled out throughout the country, and covers the Pescara province. It is complemented by Abruzzo's two other provincial IGT titles – Terre di Chieti and Colli Aprutini – which cover the neighboring Chieti and Teramo provinces respectively.

    One would be forgiven for assuming that Colline Pescaresi (which means 'hills of Pesc ... more

  • Abruzzo wine region

    Abruzzo is a region on the east (Adriatic) coast of central Italy, situated halfway up the 'boot’. Its immediate neighbors are Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west and ... more


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