2019 Umani Ronchi Pecorino Vellodoro

Abruzzo, Italy

A bright and floral Abruzzo white from the Pecorino grape, with lovely mineral clarity.


Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

About This Wine

Like the sheep cheese of the same name, Pecorino is known as the 'grape of the sheep' due to the vine's traditional plantings in sheep grazing areas. Thought to be extinct in the middle of the last century, the variety has seen a huge revival since the 1980s.

Pretty aromas of honeysuckle, citrus, and little bit of a herbal note. The medium-bodied wine tastes fresh with crisp acidity and a lively mouthfeel. It has similar flavours to the nose although there is also a lovely mineral overlay.

Delicately delicious, this is sheepishly good…

About Umani Ronchi

Umani Ronchi is owned by the Bianchi-Bernetti family, who since 1957 have been tending their vines across the Abruzzo and Marche.

They farm their vineyards organically, for technical rather than ideological reasons, and sustainability is at their core: lighter glass bottles with a lower impact in terms of CO2 emissions, and synthetic cane sugar corks that are 100% recyclable.

Umani Ronchi Vineyards
Umani Ronchi Vineyards
Abruzzo, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 16-18°C for about 10/15 days. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine rests in stainless steel tanks for about 4 months, in contact with its own yeasts.

Blend : Pecorino (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Owner Massimo Bernetti and his son Michele.
Owner Massimo Bernetti and his son Michele.
Abruzzo, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Aromas of juniper berries, sliced apples, lemon zest, pineapple and crushed almonds. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity. Delicious fruit concentration with a focused, mineral finish." James Suckling (James Suckling)

Customer Reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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2 reviews
  • SR
    Stephen R.
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    I recommend this product
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Juicy Italian Goodness

    A delicious drop, distinctly Italian, juicy, crunchy with a neat savoury edge and fine acidity. Crowd pleasing wine that’s just a little different. Well worth your time.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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  • SM
    Stephen M.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Beautiful delicate white

    A real joy to drink. This perfectly balanced and delicate Italian white will have you coming back for more again and again!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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