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Saladini Pilastri, Pecorino, Offida,DOCG, 2011

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Marche is one of Italy’s 20 regions, located in the center of Italy along the Adriatic coast. It has a long wine history dating back to the Etruscans, around the eight-century. Now the wineries rely on modern techniques and produce exceptional wines.
Saladini Pilastri is a winery dating back three centuries and family history dating back to 1000 AD. Since 1994 the winery switched to sustainable and organic farming. Their Pecorino white wine is an exceptional example of how delicious this wine can be. Pecorino means “little sheep” in Italian, and a little lamb drawing adorns this wines label. The Saladini Palastrini, Pecorino, Offida, DOCG, 2011 wine made in Offida, which was raised from DOC to DOCG status in 2011, has a rich golden hue. On the nose some lemon and pineapple aromas balanced with minerals. Drinking this wine you get a blast of citrus and minerals with a little bit of white pepper and nuttiness. It is full bodied with nice acidity that has a nice medium finish. This wine should be enjoyed with nutty cheeses, fish dishes and lighter chicken dishes.
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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers and gourmets from the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, a first DOCG of the Region, to the Pecorino or Passerina, rediscovered wines that recently hit the headlines. Also the Rosso Conero and Rosso Conero Riserva DOCG wines, two great reds native to the vineyards of just seven municipalities in the Le Marche province of Ancona. The Le Marche where all these wines are found have mountains and hills gently sloping down to the coast, a great terroir, essential for the growth of great wines. In 2012, Le Marche produced 920,000 hl (10.2 million cases) of wine. There are 16 DOC and 5 DOCG wines, these spread throughout the Marche region, thus confirming the high level of quality reached by this wonderful regions wine production. Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
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