“Merlettaie” means lace, and the name of this wine pays homage to the lace workers of Offida who weave together the threads, with precise and quick movement of their fingers. They are the last witnesses of a precious art of ancient origin… a similarity it shares with Pecorino, a noble Italian, austere, harsh and strong grape, which has been confined for decades onto the bare and steep slopes of the Piceno Apennines. A few wine growers have recently rediscovered this wine thanks to their love and enthusiasm. Pecorino is rare and precious, and has a strong personality, year after year. Its personality and strength are enhanced by the way it was produced: the decanted must is spontaneous fermented with indigenous yeast in medium toast, 25hL Slavonian oak barrels at room temperature over a period of 8-10 weeks, then aged for 6 months on its lees, in the same barrels; a perfect example of the past combined with new oenological knowledge. The finished wine is refined for 3 months in bottle prior to release. Vineyards lie in the towns of Offida and Acquaviva Picena, in Ascoli Piceno province at 280m ASL..
Varietals: 100% Pecorino
Alcohol: 14% Alc./Vol.