Light yellow-gold in colour, the 2011 Pecorino has a lightly spiced nose from the partial oak ageing which gives way to a fine, floral and ripe citrus fruit character on the palate. Good length and a ripe pear note on the finish.
The Gran Sasso wines are made by Valentino Sciotti and his team. Marco Flacco is the winemaker here, and he is advised by Alberto Antonini. Together, they ensure that the wines have freshness and vivacity which sets them apart from many in this area. Valentino and his team work closely with their growers to produce a deep-coloured, clean and plummy young Montepulciano as well as their
30% of the wine was fermented in very lightly toasted Austrian oak casks with a capacity of 4,000 litres with internal temperature control. The rest was fermented in stainless steel at low temperatures (12°C). The wine was then matured for six months in steel and six months in oak.