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Italy’s Abruzzo Pecorino Crowned 2019’s Best Wine By Package


Italy’s 2018 Abruzzo Pecorino grabs three medals at the 2019 China Wine Competition.

2018 Abruzzo Pecorino by Cantina Tollo (Winery of the Year) seizes “Best Wine By Package,” along with “Best In Show By Country,” and a Double Gold medal at the 2019 China Wine Competition held in Shanghai on 4 November.

Abruzzo Pecorino (2018) is an emerging white wine that shows its profound roots from the first glass and particularly suited to contemporary and experimental cuisine. Made from a blend of an ancient variety & established winemaking expertise, this fruity Pecorino has floral notes mixed with a sage aroma.

In 1960, when the Abruzzo countryside had depopulated once again and many Italians had left the country in search of a better future, Cantina Tollo was found. The winemakers of the winery decided to stay in the vineyards, creating Cantina Tollo and grow the business.

Cantina Tollo played an active role in the 60s and 70s in bringing the Abruzzo region to life and in helping to bring about a radical change in the local wine-growing landscape.

While there was a fall in production around Teramo and L’Aquila, the areas occupied by vineyards in the Chieti province grew little by little, especially in Tollo, which became a real “City of Wine”.

Today, Cantina Tollo is one of the most important and established businesses in the Italian winemaking industry. It has also had an important part to play in the process of regulation, initiatives for the protection of regional wines and quality improvement programs for grapes and winemaking techniques.

With a presence in all countries of the European Union, in North America and in the Far East, Cantina Tollo exports 35% of its production, with particular attention to the emerging markets of Russia, India, and China.

Nowadays considered the best for aging, facilities located in Tollo comprise of large Slavonian oak casks and barrels alongside vitrified cement tanks. Passion, commitment and shared values have guided Cantina Tollo at every turn in its history, and continue to accompany it in its successes.

To evaluate the entrants, the China Wine Competition invites a leading panel of top-level wine industry experts where wines are judged on the three parameters of Quality, Value, and Packaging.

 The China Wine Competition, organized by the Beverage Trade Network, a leading platform that connects the alcohol beverage world - is the leading wine competition in China that looks to recognize, reward, and help promote beer brands that have successfully been created to identify and target a specific wine drinker.

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