If you’ve got a bit of a cheese fetish, you can’t beat this wine that shares its name with the famous formaggio. Unlike the cheese, we promise this wine isn’t made from sheep’s milk. The Pecorino grape has been growing in Abruzzo for millennia – and the lucky sheep in the area used to nibble on the grapes, hence the name.
Goes wonderfully with chicken, smoked or oily fish and, of course, cheese. Why not try a lump of Pecorino with a glass of… Pecorino?
About the producer
Cantina San Giacomo is a wine co-operative in Abruzzo with around 300 members, each of whom harvest their grapes and bring them to be pressed at the winery. As well as making minimal use of pesticides – the water courses running through the vineyard are so clean they are populated by rare river crabs – the Cantina also produces all its electricity from on-site solar panels.