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Torre Zambra Poggio Salaia Pecorino, Abruzzo

Torre Zambra Poggio Salaia Pecorino, Abruzzo 2023


Italian white with real citrus vibrancy.

  • Abruzzo is best known for its Montepulciano, but white wines from the region are well worth trying.
  • Pecorino is grown across Italy's east coast and is starting to make waves in the UK.
  • Notes of lemon peel, bergamot and an almost tropical tone make this a zippy palate-sharpener.
  • A perfect partner to light pasta dishes -- although this wine is so versatile you can pair it with almost anything!
  • One of the most historic wineries in Abruzzo, Torre Zambra focus on the region's native grape varieties.
  • Grape variety: Pecorino
  • Vintage: 2023
  • Type/Colour: White
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • Group: Abruzzo
  • Sustainable: Yes

Torre Zambra is one of the historic estates in Abruzzo. In this region more known for quantity than quality, the De Cerchio family is one of the benchmark estates dedicated to quality winemaking. They've long understood that the subregion Villamagna, 10 kilometers to the Adriatic and 20 kilometers from the mountains is perhaps the preeminent grape growing region in Abruzzo.

The De Cerchio family grows Montepulciano, Pecorino, Passerina and Trebbiano on its limestone and clay soils. It's southeast facing vineyards benefit from Villamagna's hot days and cold nights giving the wines fragrance and color while retaining their firm, acidic backbone.

Torre Zambra endorses the philosophy of utilizing spontaneous fermentations to produce wines as transparent and natural as possible. Consistent with this minimal-intervention approach, they do not use barrique in the aging of their wines. Instead, they use a combination of cement and Tonneau which they believe expresses the unique terroir of Villamagna. As the family notes, "The wines are complex and thrilling, the the purest expressions of their place of origin."