Concrete Pecorino De Fermo, biodynamic wine from tiny estate in Abruzzo, lightish wine, slightly sour, nutty finish, beautiful acidity and balance, gorgeous summer drinking. De Fermo make outstanding natural wines just outside the famous wine making town of Loreto Aprutino in Abruzzo. They have two levels of Pecorino and both are superb. The Don Carlino is richer and for longer ageing. Concrete on the other hand is the perfect early drinking summer wine.
They produce Pecorino all over southern Italy. According to ampelographers, Pecorino originated as a wild grapevine growing in the Sibillini Mountains, in the Marche before being domesticated for wine production. Despite the name, there is no connection to Pecorino Cheese, although the two coincidentally can have a nutty flavour. Both cheese and wine probably did both take their names from the word Pecora, meaning sheep.
Concrete is one of the finest example of easy drinking Pecorino you will find. The grape can be cheap and a bit nasty, lacking in body and character. Here low yields, natural farming and class wine making produce a balanced, glass of healthy white wine, oozing charm, fruit, freshness and drinkability. Goes with most things, lighter pastas, light goats cheeses, simple fish, all superb with this wine.
|Production Method||Biodynamic, Natural, Organic|
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Total Sulphur||Below 50 mg/litre|
|Annual Production||0 - 5,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||3-5 years|
|Food Matching||Light Dishes and Salads, Shellfish, Vegan Dishes|