The name of Pecorino grape variety, also known as 'grape of the sheep', derives from the strong connection between sheep farming and agriculture and the presence of this grape variety in the areas of sheep grazing grounds. In the past, thanks to its high aroma concentration, good alcohol content, and most importantly its wonderful acidity (which is the most distinctive characteristic), this grape was used to improve the quality of wines produced with other varieties. The variety had almost disappeared due to its very low productivity. Varieties which were quality-wise of a lower level, but which had a higher productivity, were preferred. Our Pecorino Project started in 2005 and represents the new Umani Ronchi mission: the discovery and utilization of Adriatic native varieties, as well as a strengthening of our position in Abruzzi region.