Vigneti Radica Pecorino
White wine made of a rare and long-forgotten Abruzzo grape variety that is now being rediscovered. Who thinks white wine is only for women, needs to reconsider this belief! Pecorino wine is strong yet delicate with notes of flowers, citrus fruits and exotic fruit.
Lots of people ask – ‘Isn’t Pecorino a sheep’s milk cheese?’ Yes, it is the name the well-known Italian cheese, but it is also the name of a great grape variety that soon will be famous like the cheese. Older people say that the variety gets its name from the fact that the sheep (‘pecora’ in Italian) enjoy nibbling the leaves of this particular vine.
Straw-yellow color with some green highlights. Fruity aroma with citrus and exotic nuances blend in delicate notes of flowers. Well-bodied wine with good structure, slightly mineral finish.
The history of Vigneti Radica (Radica wineyards) goes back to the Fifties when the late grandfather Rocco (known in the village as Zi’ Rock) established his first wineyard in Tollo.
Initially he cultivated mostly table grapes, producing wine only for family and friends. Grape cultivating proved to be a success and Rocco purchased more lands in Feudi di Ortona, dedicated solely to wine grapes. Rocco believed strongly in the potential of Abruzzo’s wine, being one of the founders of the farmers’ cooperative established in Tollo to produce local wine.
Since his yearly years Rocco’s son Antonio has worked next to him in the vineyards and learned the secrets of winemaking.
In the Seventies Antonio expanded the grape cultivation and acquired Tenuta Nicate in Fara Filiorum Petri. In 2009 Antonio with his sons Giacomo and Rocco Jr established their own family winery to create great wines from the Radica wineyards and to share this passion with enthusiasts of good wine. As all families living in Italian countryside, also ours has a local nickname – we are called Li Ture, which means ‘The Bull’ and to be loyal to the tradition we proudly chose this strong animal to be our symbol.