Pecorino Colline Pescaresi IGP – 2021

Region: Italy - Abruzzo


The story of Azienda Agricola Tiberio rings more like a new world tale than one from the old world of the ancient lands beneath the Majella and Gran Sasso mountains in Abruzzo. At 350 meters, twenty three miles inland from the seaside city of Pescara near the hillside town of Cugnoli, Riccardo Tiberio found an old plot of Trebbiano Abruzzese vines roughly 50 years old so impressive that he decided to change his and his family’s destiny.

Over a decade ago, Cristiana and Antonio, daughter and son of Riccardo, took over reins of Tiberio. Cristiana, a chemistry specialist who also teaches college sommelier and enology classes, handles winemaking and is the global brand ambassador. Antonio leads grapegrowing and viticulture. The dynamic team have established Tiberio, and Abruzzo, in the forefront of leading-edge wine making and renown in this central part of Italy.


91 Points

The 2021 Pecorino is understated in the glass yet very pretty, showing nuances of kiwi and chlorophyll, giving way to exotic florals and wet stone. Its textures are surprisingly luxurious, plush even, yet this is salty to the core with mineral-tinged green melon and hints of fresh mint. A mineral staining lingers through the finale, finishing long yet energetic and lightly structured. Wow, the 2021 is a warm and dry vintage for Pecorino that drinks with such refinement. 2022 – 2026

Vinous, October, 2022
17++ Points

Brilliant yellow. Complex ripe peach with hints of garden herbs. Savoury minerally fruit on the palate. Gorgeous, textured pink grapefruit on the finish. 2023 – 2030

JancisRobinson.com, April, 2023