Pronounced choo-choo, this was the nickname of the grandfather of the Bartolomei family, who founded this winery in the steep foothills of the Appenine Mountains. From the beginning, their grapes were organically grown and vinified.
They were pioneers in saving the almost-extinct Pecorino grape, which was named for the sheep (pecori) which grazed through the vineyards. It produces a wine of real depth and character.
Barrel fermented and aged on the lees for 6 months, it has peach/apricot aromas with a hint of mountain herbs. It is full and lush on the palate.
As expected, it is wonderful with any pasta dishes featuring Pecorino cheese.
Also with any grilled seafood, poultry or vegetables. A real “discovery” wine!