Cantina Tombacco Pecorino
Be honest – you thought Pecorino was cheese, didn’t you? In fact Pecorino is also the name of a grape varietal that is found along Italy’s east coast and creates delicious wines with some complex floral and spice notes. This wine is a favourite of ours – in the glass it has a beautiful shining golden tone – a prelude to rich aromas with hints of exotic fruit and soft spicy notes. On the palate the Pecorino is a complex and beguiling wine, with good acidity and mineral notes, and hints of ginger, orange peel, and even a touch of lemongrass. It has palate weight and a long, intense finish.
It’s a serious wine that packs serious flavour and in our opinion perfect with South-East Asian cuisine.
The Tombacco wines with their delightful vintage labels pay homage to the first labels ever released by the winery, designed by the great grandfather of the current owner nearly a century ago. The wines themselves are unashamedly robust and flavoursome – absolutely typical of their roots in Campania and Abruzzo – and will transport you instantly to the sunny terraces of the Amalfi Coast and classic pizzerias of Naples.