Feudo Antico, Pecorino Biologico, Tullum, DOCG, Abrruzzo, Italy, 2021
Feudo Antico was created on a small plot of land in the heart of Abruzzo. It is in Italy's smallest DOP and the first designation of its kind in Abruzzo.
Starting from the 2013 vintage, all wines are Magis certified, the most advanced project for the sustainability of wine production in Italy. Currently their 15 hectares are cultivated using native varieties producing limited yields to ensure quality is retained. Clearly they highly value the land they work and this attitude is continued in the winery where the fruit and wine come into contact with no wood whatsoever, only concrete and glass. This guarantees the purity of the fruit, and its flavours, are conveyed from the vineyard direct to the glass.
100% Pecorino from 10 year+ old vineyards at 200 metres on the hillsides around Tollo Soils which are slightly calcareous, and planted on the East and South-East exposure. Grown in a canopy style system.
There is a cryomaceration of the crushed organic grapes and a spontaenous fermentation with natural yeasts, with maceration of the skins in concrete tanks. Aged on the fine lees for 6 months before bottling without filtration or fining.
No oak ageing
Lemon yellow in colour with golden edges. The bouquet is fruity with pear, golden apple, almond with spicy nuances of sage and lavender. Plenty of delicious acidity, balanced and well integrated into the fruit, full-bodied, consistent with long aromatic persistence and a slightly phenolic finish.
Raw ﬁsh and shellﬁsh. Excellent with fresh and stretched cheese.
6 x 75cl
Award: James Suckling 90 Points