A review of Niro 2016 Pecorino Terre Di Chieti for Weekend Wine Reviews #344.
Niro 2016 Pecorino Terre Di Chieti
Niro 2016 Pecorino Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. Wine Awesomeness. 100% Pecorino. They say: Pecorino is more than just cheese!! (I had no idea!) The white grape is native to Italy and is named after the sheep. “Pecora” is the Italian word for sheep. The sheep always try to eat the grapes when they ripen at the start of the harvest season. Many of the vines date back to the Roman Empire and this wine is a great example of ancient winemaking traditions.
This wine makes you want to dance in a sun soaked room, with the windows open and the warm breeze blowing in. A salad of yellow apples and juicy, slightly bruised golden pears drizzled with honey. There’s a crisp nose, with notes of cool morning sunshine. On the nose – white gummy bears, matcha and canned pineapple. On the palate – Glossy almost oily texture with a nice rich body. Acidity with a tingling that will give you goosebumps. Pairs nicely with anything particularly creamy – like goat cheese.
We say: Very light and elegant. Pears and hone with lots of tingling acidity. Really nice!