Pecorino, the grape, has no relation to Pecorino, the cheese other than the fact that both are believed to derive from the same root: 'pecora' meaning sheep in Italian. Pecorino is indigenous to the mountainous areas of Italy's Marche region, where sheep graze. The grape produces a uniquely full-bodied and round white wine with soft fruit (lemon, peach), florals, dry herb, saline minerality, all balanced by freshening acid. It's somewhere between a Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc and almost always a great value.
At the top of a hill in Cingoli, in Le Marche, between the Apennine mountains and the Adriatic sea, stands Tenuta di Tavignano. Since the 1990’s, owners Stefano Aymerich di Laconi and his wife Beatrice Lucangeli have devoted themselves full measure to the production of high-quality wines. Practicing organic.