Christian Patat Pecorino

  • Wine: Christian Patat Pecorino
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Abruzzo
  • Year: 2020
  • Grapes: Pecorino
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Bottle top: cork
  • Price: £9.99
  • Purchased: delivered by Naked Wines
  • Rating: three out of five

Tasting Notes

I’d only previously heard of Pecorino as an Italian hard ewe’s cheese, but apparently it’s a grape variety too. It’s a light-skinned white grape most commonly used in the Italian Marche and Abruzzo regions and it’s from Abruzzo that this wine hails. More specifically, it’s from the Terre di Chieti IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica). The IGT is the third tier of wine classification in Italy, behind DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) and DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata), but above VdT (Vino da Tavola).

The label describes this wine as “bursting with refreshing citrus fruits, balanced with a smooth, rich texture” and its suggested accompaniments are a picnic, salads or seafoods. It was refreshing enough, although I have to say that I found it to be a bit bland compared to other Naked Wines offerings. It was nice, but nothing special, and there are plenty of nicer whites out there.