Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Aug 5, 2010 Velenosi Offida DOC Villa Angela Pecorino 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThe Marches, Italy $20-25Tired of drinking the same old, same old? I recommend a little Pecorino in your glass. Before you head to the cheese counter, let me introduce you to a little known grape, brought back from the brink of extinction, and autochthonous (Winespeak translation: indigenous) to Italy’s Marche region. The origin of its cheesy name is still debated, but the most common theory is that the variety was a favorite nibble of the sheep that were driven through vineyard lands. Pecorino-making sheep are pretty smart, for this grape makes one unique wine.There’s a lot of flavours going on here, and if you’re used to sipping more mainstream grapes and wines, it might take you by surprise. It’s a big wine world out there and life’s short, so fear not and drink up! Greenish yellow in hue, with aromas of acacia, almonds, spice and white pepper. On the palate, this full bodied, round white shows herbal, floral and citrus flavours, along with notes of ginger, bitter almonds, hazelnuts, honeyed tropical fruits and minerality. Fresh with heft, herbal with fragrant delicacy, expressive and gutsy – definitely not same old, same old. I paired with matcha dusted halibut and toasted almond green beans. Try too with hazelnuts and pecorino (the cheese, natch).Ercole Velenosi is an award winning winery founded in 1984 by two young entrepreneurs, Angela and Ercole Velenosi. It is based in the Ascoli Piceno province of the Marches regionRating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) ItalyWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.