The little-known Pecorino grape (not the cheese!) is indigenous to the central wine regions of Italy. Archivio comes from Chieti in the Marches.
It is a pale skinned and grows well at altitude, up to 1000m – hardy and resilient in cool temperatures.
Traditional vinification employing a reduction technique is used in the making of this wine. There is an initial pressing, then four hours maceration followed by a further soft pressing and cooling of the must. Fermentation of about ten days is at a controlled temperature, it is then transferred for a long contact with selected yeasts on the lees before being bottled.
Vibrant yellow colour; intense and complex nose of apricot and banana with subtle spice notes. The palate is well structured with exotic fruits balanced with mineral notes.
Will age well.
Match with fish based starters, main courses of grilled fish and simple white meat dishes; or the cheese of the same name!
About the Producer
For three generations the Tombacco family have been producing and bottling Italian wines. Giovanni Battista Tombacco started off as a peach farmer but a few years later, in 1919, decided to switch activity to wine-making.
His sons, following in the footsteps of their father, continued to grow the company and in the 1960s Bruno Tombacco, thanks to his experience in Venezuela, enlarged the cellar and created logistic and warehouse storage. The youngest brother, Giuliano, now heads the winery today, helped by the acquisition of the Agricola Trevisana, which extended the Tombacco estates.
Since 2005 and the arrival of the third generation – Cristian, who manages the winery with his father Giuliano and Andrea in administration – Cantina Tombacco has further expanded.
They have, though, chosen to remain a small company of 30 specialised employees who are passionate about their work and pay great attention to detail.
This is reflected in their 12 page Ethical Code drawn up with the aim of making clear and sharing corporate commitments with partners and collaborators whilst incorporating socially responsible work management.
Tombacco are constantly evolving, continuously in search of qualitative and technical improvement. Product certifications, totally organic vines, attention to sustainability and energy saving are the main aspects that animate their business.
Winemaking involves the use of resources, produces waste and, inevitably, impacts the ecosystem. Aware of being an active part of this ecosystem Tombacco are committed to reducing the impacts produced by their activities. On a two-yearly basis, Tombacco internally promotes activities aimed at increasing the level of sensitivity of its members on environmental issues.