Caparrone Pecorino, IGT Colline Pescaresi
Rocco Pasetti is one of Abruzzo’s winemaking pioneers, and his wines are unquestionably amongst the best in the region. The Caparrone range takes it’s name from the district, in the hills west of Pescara, where Rocco developed his estate. In local Abruzzo dialect the word also means ‘stubborn’ or ‘hard-headed’. The label was designed by Rocco’s daughter Perla.
Rocco Pasetti’s superbly sited 25 hectare estate lies in the heart of the Collecorvino district in the hills northwest of Pescara, recognised as one of the best vineyard zones in Abruzzo. His range of impeccably made, fruit-rich wines combines warm and generous flavours with stylish, eye-catching presentation. The Caparrone wines are modern and easy to drink, yet wines of real substance. The Contesa range, produced in tiny quantities from selected parcels of the best grapes on the estate, are bold, impressive versions of Abruzzo’s local grapes, Montepulciano and the up-and-coming white variety Pecorino.
The Pecorino grapes are sourced from the district of Caparrone, in the hills west of Pescara and fermented in stainless steel and aged for 2 months on lees.
What does it go with?
Grilled fish or chicken dishes with roast peppers, but great to drink on it’s own too.