Saladini Pilastri Pecorino Offida Pecorino 2009
Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Wine Makers Notes: Saladini Pilastri was the first winery in the Piceno area to achieve the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award from Italy's wine bible the Gambero Rosso. All the winemaking is overseen by celebrated enologist Alberto Antonini. All of the farming is done without the use of chemical fertilizers and the winery is recognized by the EU as organic. Wine Advocate raves about the wines perpetually scoring them 90 and above. Peccorino means sheep in Italian. The Peccorino grape is so named because when the grazing sheep get into the vineyard this local varietal is the only grape they eat. Tasting Notes: Pale straw colored it has an intense fragrant nose of tropical fruits. Full bodied with bright acidity showing flavors of yellow fruits ground ginger white pepper almonds and hazelnuts. The structure is firm with a marked note of minerality. Web Site: Click Here
Very attractive, deep yellow clear in the glass. Nondecript nose. Some kind of a "stony" aroma. Very lightweight in the palate. No noticeable fruit. Slight bitterness. Somewhat tart. Effervescent around the edge of the tongue, US$12.99 at Total Wine.
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Saladini Pilastri was the first winery in the Piceno area to achieve the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso, Italy's wine bible. This wine has a beautiful floral nose, and flavors of melon and papaya. It is medium- to full-bodied, with bright acidity and has a green apple finish. It would pair well with Italian cheeses such as Pecorino Romano, or entrées such as linguine and clam sauce.