“Ferzo,” in Italian refers to a patch of fabric that, when stitched together with others, creates a sail. The union of the finest viticultural “patches” in Abruzzo gives life to Ferzo, a distinctive line of wines which embody the best of region’s indigenous grape varieties.
About the Vineyard
Ferzo Pecorino is found between the Adriatic Sea in the East and the Appenine Mountains in the West. Native to Abruzzo, the name for the Pecorino grape derives from the Italian word Pecora or Sheep. It is thought that the name for this grape was earned when local shepherds discovered that their flocks developed a taste for the crunchiness of the Pecorino grape.
A gentle pressing and cold maceration prior to fermentation ensures that plenty of primary fruit aromas are absorbed from the grapes into the must without imparting any bitter or harsh components to the wine. A cool fermentation preserves varietal character, and a brief resting period in stainless steel allows the wine to settle before bottling.
Pale yellow in color, Ferzo Pecorino has an unctuous and almost waxy texture on the palate. Aromatically, the wine recalls the mineral sensation of wet stone, honeysuckle, and hay.
In addition to decadent prosciutto and savory cheeses, Ferzo Pecorino would be wonderful alongside dishes like fusilli with roasted cauliflower, pine nuts and raisins, or Veal.