a PDF version of this page.
***Click here for a PDF version of the Shelf Talkers.
***Click here for a JPG version of the label.
***Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
is an ancient and traditional grape variety used in the white wines of
the Marche wine region close to the Adriatic sea in central Italy. The
name comes from Passero meaning "sparrow" in Italian, a
bird known to Italian vinegrowers for its appetite for ripe Passerina
grapes. The Italian "–ina" suffix is diminutive, and indicates
the relatively small size of the grapes often devoid of seeds.
Passerina is also know by the names Uva Passera, Campolese, and
Trebbiano di Teramo and sometimes Pagedebit. The grapes are harvested
at the beginning of September.
Front label translation: "But the moment I hear the wind rustle through these leaves, I compare that sound with infinite silence, and I call to mind the eternal."
Tasting Notes: This wine is soft and elegant with bright fruit and lemony overtones. Perfect with fish or anytime of the day.
Classification: Marche IGT
Area of Production: Moresco
Grape Variety: 100% Passerina
Soil: Alkaline, stoney soil
Average Age of Vines: 12 years
Spacing of Plants: 1,200 per acre
Trellising System: Guyot
Production per Acre: 4.02 tons
Vinification Technique: After a light pressing, the prime must is rapidly cooled and then goes through static decantation. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in steel tanks with the temperature maintained at between 14°C and 16°C, and continues for about 8‐10 days.All the stages of production, from picking to bottling, are carried out in the absence of oxygen, in order to preserve the primary aromas of the grapes and achieve greater freshness of flavor and bouquet.
Maturation: 1 month in steel and 2 months in bottles
Total Aciditiy: 5.50 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l
Total Cases Produced: 2,500