Ciù Ciù
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Ciù Ciù "Merlattaie" Offida Pecorino DOCG 2016 Le Marche (Offida) CASE OF 12x750mL

White aromatic wine, with an abundance of cool minerality and ripe peachy, passion fruit, lime and honeysuckle. Excellent length.

2016 has not yet been reviewed but 2011 vintage received the following reviews:

“Great value in a firm, complex white. This is fairly hefty and spicy with yellow gold colour and a generous toasty, nutty, dried fruit, lemon and almost flinty nose. A bit mindful of ageing Chablis. Lots of character and a firm structure and a nutty finish establishing it in Italy. Excellent length. Tasted September 2013” 90 pts, David Lawarson,

“Taught and extremely flavourful, generous both aromatically and palate-wise. With an abundance of cool minerality bolstering the acidity and with ripe peachy, passion fruit, lime, crunchy sea salt and honeysuckle flavours that are incredibly seductive. Great length. Try with grilled calamari. Tasted August 2013.” 91 pts, Sara d’Amato,

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“Merlettaie” means lace, and the name of this wine pays homage to the lace workers of Offida who weave together the threads, with precise and quick movement of their fingers. They are the last witnesses of a precious art of ancient origin… a similarity it shares with Pecorino, a noble Italian, austere, harsh and strong grape, which has been confined for decades onto the bare and steep slopes of the Piceno Apennines. A few wine growers have recently rediscovered this wine thanks to their love and enthusiasm. Pecorino is rare and precious, and has a strong personality, year after year. Its personality and strength are enhanced by the way it was produced: the decanted must is spontaneous fermented with indigenous yeast in medium toast, 25hL Slavonian oak barrels at room temperature over a period of 8-10 weeks, then aged for 6 months on its lees, in the same barrels; a perfect example of the past combined with new oenological knowledge. The finished wine is refined for 3 months in bottle prior to release. Vineyards lie in the towns of Offida and Acquaviva Picena, in Ascoli Piceno province at 280m ASL..

Varietals: 100% Pecorino

Alcohol: 14% Alc./Vol.

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