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|The old farm, Vagnoni Molina, is a small
viniculture of Piceno located in southern Marche, near
the town of Offida, very close to the
border of Abruzzo. The
most common grape
varieties grown in Piceno are Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Merlot, Passerina and Pecorino. This Passerina is the finest example we have tasted of this grape variety, a grape we were uninterested in until being unanimously won over by the inherent quality of this wine.
Tasting Notes: It has a delicate, flowery nose, redolent of honey and yellow fruit, with lemony overtones, and a hint of mineral on the finish, perhaps from the clay soils of the vineyard.
Classification: Marche IGP
Area of Production: Castorano, Province of
Grape Variety: 100% Passerina
Soil: Clay and Chalk
Average Age of Vines: 11-16 years
Trellising System: Cordone Speronato
Spacing of Plants: 2.90 meters by rows - 90cm apart
Production per Acre: 4.91 tons
Vinification Technique: Stainless Steel
Maturation: 3 to 6 months in stainless steel before bottling
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/l
Total Cases Produced: 1,250