C I P R E A
OFFIDA PECORINO
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée


The autochthonous grape Pecorino - recovered in the mountainous inland where low yield had confined it - was given the AOC in 2001, thanks to its high qualities brought back to light by research and passion. Ciprea originates from a find: a homage paid to the Piceni civilization and to the use of shells as decoration.

SENSORY ANALYSIS
Brilliant colour with greenish highlights. A complex bouquet where the perfumes of yellow fruits and sage predominate.
Evolution in the glass is slow and progressive, while aerating has mineral nuances come to the surface. With a full palate persisting to an elegant finish, this wine is characterized by well-balanced, fresh acidity. Good aging capability.

GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pecorino.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS: 13 years.
SOIL: medium-textured, verging on clayey.
VINE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: Guyot.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 65 HL/ha.
HARVESTING: handpicking in crates with selection of grape bunches in the first days of September.
VINIFICATION: short term skin-contact maceration is followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats. The wine is then allowed a long refining process on fine lees until the following spring.
ALCOHOL: 13.00% Vol.
IDEAL TEMPERATURE: 10°C - 12°C.
PACKAGING: 6/75cl bottles (weight 8.7 kg).