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Pecorino

Information about Pecorino

Grape variety Pecorino
Synonyms arquitano, promotico, vecià, vissanello, pecorino di Osimo, moscianello.
Grape color White grape
Vigor Medium-Good
Ripening period First half of September.
Productivity Media and not always constant.
Growing areas It is popular mainly in the Marche, but it is also found in Abruzzo, Umbria, Lazio and, in the least, Tuscany and Liguria.
History The variety has a long, complicated and all-too-common history. It has been cultivated in the Marche region for hundreds of years but low yields saw it replaced by more-productive grape varieties like Trebbiano. By the mid-20th Century, Pecorino was thought extinct. In the 1980s, a local producer researching native varieties investigated a rumor of some forgotten vines in an overgrown vineyard. Cuttings were taken and propagated, and eventually grew enough grapes to make a very good wine in the early 1990s. Since then, the variety's plantings have grown exponentially, and Pecorino is grown in Marche, Abruzzo, Umbria and Tuscany.
Features ampelographic Leaf: medium or less, orbicular, whole or trilobata; Petiole breast in closed lira and also with overlapping edges; Lateral veins above V open or semi-closed, shallow; Lower side nipples missing or just mentioned. Top glabra, green load; Bottom page glabra; Flap slightly gutted, with a slightly bulging surface; Corrugated lobes with end angles to the generally straight top. Main hoof on the bottom green or slightly faded pink, glabra. Regularly sized dentures, in 1, 2 or 3 series, with medium-sized teeth, on straight edge margins, are slightly concave, narrow-banded. Bunch: Medium or small, cylindrical or cylindrical-conical, sometimes winged, semi-tight or semi-spatula for light casting; Mid-length or almost long, slender, semi-legged peduncle; Mid-length, thin, green pedicel; Medium average, medium thick, green; Small, greenish-yellowish brush. Acino: medium or small, spherical; Thin, medium-sized, yellow, slightly peeled, medium-pronged brownish skin; Just navel navel; Melted pulp and simple flavor; Separation of the acorn from the mediumly strong pedicle.
Features wine The wines have straw-yellow color, with good freshness and acidity. In the olfactory plant you can distinguish the renette apples with spices of cinnamon and licorice, and in some of the most well-known vinemarks also floral notes of broom and jasmine. Great structure, sapidity and minerality that need to be carefully balanced to give the right balance to wine especially in youth.
Notes Resistance to adversity: meteoric: many; To cryptogamous illnesses: much to the mildew and oidum, at average grape rot.

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