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Offida Pecorino

A truly unique white wine made from 100% hand harvested, carefully sorted, Pecorino grapes from 13 year old vines. This grape is recognized as the ancestor of all white Pinot varietals and thought to be extinct until rediscovered in the early 1970’s vegetating in a gorge in the Piceno mountains. Nursed back into production, and still in limited quantity, it has fittingly been named “Ciprea” after the rare sandy-white, translucent-pearl, Mediterranean seashell. The grapes go through a brief maceration on the skins and after the fermentation, part of the wine goes into stainless steel and part in wood. It then has a long refinement on the lees until the following Spring.

Ciprea has a pale straw color with greenish reflections and aromas of yellow fruits and sage that, in the glass, slowly evolves to wild flowers The taste is powerful and vivacious and offers a rare richness of flavor with a fresh, complex fruity structure. A wonderful complement to seafood, light pastas, or simply to enjoy as a sipping wine. Serve chilled.