Lunaria - Civitas Pecorino Terre di Chieti (2019), 750ml
Pasta has met its match with the award-winning 2019 Lunaria Civitas Pecorino. This brilliant bottle is organic, biodynamic, and utterly delicious!
- Origins: Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
- Varietal: Still White Wine
- Grapes: Pecorino
- Vineyard: Cantina Orsogna
- Alcohol Content: 13.5%
- Character: Dry and Mineral, with Notes of Citrus and Melon
- Pairing: Pair with Tomato Salad or Pasta
- Allergens: Contains sulfites
- Vegan friendly
- Organic Certified
- Demeter-Certified Biodynamic
- Awards: Bronze award at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards
Lunaria is an award-winning branch of Cantina Orsogna, a farming cooperative in the Terre di Chieti region of Abruzzo, that now comprises over 600 farmers. They work with the local community, who help them produce delicious organic and biodynamic wines. Recent accolades include winning bronze at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards for its 2019 Vintage. This vinous delight is Demeter-Certified biodynamic, meaning it has received no chemical intervention from pesticides or herbicides. Lunaria’s ethos is centered around sustainability and doing everything they can to protect the terroir for generations to come.
Pecorino is a commonly grown grape in this region of Italy, not to be mistaken for the ewes’ cheese of the same name. It tends to produce dry, floral white wines with good minerality, which is certainly the case with Lunaria’s Civitas Pecorino. This wine is dry and mineral, with notes of citrus, melon, and peach, balanced by fresh acidity. It would pair perfectly with a tomato and basil salad liberally sprinkled with salt and drizzled with olive oil. Or, you will often find that wines match marvelously with the foods of their region, and when is pasta not a good idea?
100% Pecorino. Contains Sulfites.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Lunaria dedicated to sustainable farming?
First and foremost, Lunaria ensures that it is in tune with the natural cycles of the earth, the climate, and the cosmos. This takes serious dedication and constant invigilation to ensure that they are always farming at optimal times, which negates the need for chemical intervention. They also implement the use of compost, rather than chemical fertilizers, which not only helps the vines to grow but also leads to healthier, more virile soil for the future.