Le Marche (Offida)
“Merlettaie” Offida Pecorino DOCG 2011
Varietal: 100% Pecorino
Soil: Quite varied, with considerable clay (280m ASL)
The lace workers of Offida weave together the threads, with precise and quick movement of their fingers. They are the last witnesses of a precious art of ancient origin… so it is the origin of Pecorino, a noble Italic, austere, harsh and strong grape’s variety, which has been confined for decades onto the bare and steep slopes of the Piceno Apennines. A few wine growers have recently rediscovered this wine thanks to their love and enthusiasm. Pecorino is rare, precious and able to exhale a strong personality recalling ethereal and persistent sensations, year after year. Its personality and strength are harmonically enhanced by fermentation in “noble” wood, a perfect example of the past combined with a new oenological knowledge.
Reviews: “Great value in a firm, complex white. This is fairly hefty and spicy with yellow gold colour and a generous toasty, nutty, dried fruit, lemon and almost flinty nose. A bit mindful of ageing Chablis. Lots of character and a firm structure and a nutty finish establishing it in Italy. Excellent length. Tasted September 2013” 90 pts, David Lawarson, WineAlign.com
“Taught and extremely flavourful, generous both aromatically and palate-wise. With an abundance of cool minerality bolstering the acidity and with ripe peachy, passion fruit, lime, crunchy sea salt and honeysuckle flavours that are incredibly seductive. Great length. Try with grilled calamari. Tasted August 2013.” 91 pts, Sara d’Amato, WineAlign.com
$16.95 retail price per bottle.
Available by the bottle in LCBO Vintages through the September, 14, 2013 release. To purchase your wine, click HERE to locate store availability. LCBO #245670.