Tenuta I Fauri Pecorino 2019
Golden yellow in appearance. An intense fragrance on the nose. Hints of exotice fruits, apple, honey, and mint make up the flavor profile.
Pair this wine with cheeses or white meat dishes such as grilled or fried fish.
Tenuta i Fauri is not simply the brand name of a company, it is first and foremost a family, dedicated to wine production for many years, testifying to this is the vaguely ethylic nickname that has accompanied the estate for generations, the mark of an ancient vocation: Baldovino. A challenge and a way of life: These are the driving forces behind owner and winemaker Domenico Di Camillo. His children have inherited this passion and continue to carry on his legacy. The winery is located in the heart of the province of Chieti, amid the hills that drop gently down from the Majella Mountains to the sea. The thirty-five hectares of vineyards, cultivated in a suggestive and happy framework, produce sincere and elegant wines that lead back to the areas of origin and maintain, unaltered, the characteristics of the varieties.
A warm, Mediterranean vine-growing paradise, in Abruzzo, the distance from mountains to seaside is relatively short. The Apenniness, which run through the center of Italy, rise up on its western side while the Adriatic Sea defines its eastern border.
Wine composition tends to two varieties: Abruzzo’s red grape, Montepulciano and its white, Trebbiano. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo can come in a quaffable, rustic and fruity style that generally drinks best young. It is also capable of making a more serious style, where oak aging tames its purely wild fruit.
Trebbiano in Abruzzo also comes in a couple of varieties. Trebbiano Toscana makes a simple and fruity white. However when meticulously tended, the specific Trebbiano d’Abruzzo-based white wines can be complex and long-lived.
In the region’s efforts to focus on better sites and lower yields, vine acreage has decreased in recent years while quality has increased.
There are hundreds of white grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles.