Steven Vineyard, Hunter Valley
Pecorino is the native white variety from the Abruzzo region where the De Iuliis family immigrated from. We were the first in the Hunter to plant Pecorino in 2020. The vines are planted on the alluvial, sandy flats of our Steven Vineyard.
In 2022, the grapes were handpicked by the De Iuliis team. The berries spent 48 hours on skins to enhance the palate weight and complexity. A high solid ferment lifts the herbaceous nose & subtle oregano on the palate. Soft floral and stone fruit on the finish, with morish natural acidity.
Excellent growing conditions in 2022 led to the production of this outstanding wine. The grapes are pressed gently in the winery to preserve freshness and aromatics.
The Pecorino is the perfect drink now wine. The 2022 vintage was made in a slightly more complex style to add palate weight and textuality. It is at its peak over the next 2 years.
Italian food with Italian varietals is a match made in foodie heaven. The zippy salinity and palate weight with pair perfectly with with calamari fritti, Cavolo Nero pesto pappardelle, or Risotto alla Milanese. Bellissimo!
Michael De luliis & Conor Brasier