It was hard to find detailed information about this pét-nat, which, along with a raft of other samples from this winery, does not appear to be imported into the U.S. It’s a blend of autochthonous grape varieties from the hills of Monteprandone, in the Marche, so I assume it contains at least some Pecorino. Fermentations were with ambient cultures, and there is no sulfite addition.
It’s a cloudy gold color with a quiet pour and bead; there is a small amount of tawny sediment. The aromas suggest lemon and bay leaf, and the texture is expansive, creamy, with grassy and citrus flavors. It has a shiny pineapple finish. It is a wine with many dimensions, including that snappy bitter quality of good Italian whites. I would certainly buy more if it were available.
Il Conte Villa Prandone Método Ancestrale Fammattì Vino Bianco
12% ABV | About $22 (sample); may not have a U.S. importer