I love Pecorino. It doesn’t get enough play. Here, Il Conte Villa Prandone has vinified it cold, in stainless steel, to preserve the delicate aromatics. The wine is straw yellow with aromas yellow apple, tart pear, faint apple blossom, and wet rocks. The palate has that faint bitterness characteristic of many Italian whites (which I value). Firm acidity and a kind of chalkiness mingles with the bitterness to refresh and lift the wine. Terrific with fresh and young milky cheeses, fish and shellfish, risotto.
2021 Il Conte Villa Prandone Aurato Valerio Pecorino DOP
13% ABV | About $18