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Etna Rosso Passorosso

Item number: VFR00248 2021750
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Vintage: 2021

Denomination: Etna DOC

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese

Alcohol: 14 %

Format: 0,75 l

Type: Rosso

Region: Sicily

Origin: Made in Italy

Occasion: Sunday lunch

Pairing: Red meats

Allergens: Solfiti

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TASTING NOTES

Passopisciaro was established in 2000 by Andrea Franchetti, a well-known producer and owner of the Trinoro estate. The winery is located on the northern slope of Etna, specifically in Castiglione di Sicilia, 1000 metres above sea level, and is a restored fortified farm building. The most cultivated grape is Nerello Mascalese, which here, because of the lava flows and various altitudes, is used to create different kinds of cru. It has the peculiarity of being ungrafted, which means that it has never been affected by phylloxera. In contrast, the most widely used non-native grapes are Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, and Cesanese d'Affile. The completely different profiles of the various vineyard areas, which cover 26 hectares of land at between 500 and 1,000 metres above sea level, are known by the name of the districts, or ‘contrade’. Etna Rosso Passorosso di Passopisciaro is a Sicilian red wine made from Nerello Mascalese, whose grapes come from the districts of Arcuria, Malpasso, Favazza, Guardiola and Feudo di Mezzo, from almost one-hundred-year-old vines located at 500 to 1000 metres above sea level. It is one of the winery’s and the terroir’s most distinctive wines. The grapes are fermented for two weeks before being aged in large wood barrels for 18 months. A brilliant ruby red, on the nose it is a perfect mix of fruit-infused and undergrowth notes, with a counterpoint of mineral hints. On the palate it is very elegant, soft but pleasantly sapid and mineral. An excellent wine for Sunday lunches, ideally with roasted or grilled red meats. Read more Read less
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Passopisciaro

Cantina Passopisciaro is one of the youngest and most enterprising wineries when it comes to winemaking in Sicily. It was founded recently, but at the hands of an experienced founder who realised the great potential of the lava soil for the production of the highest quality Sicilian wines. The intuition turned out to be right as the company managed to establish itself as a reference point for wine production in the area in a short time. The company is located on the slopes of Etna and has around forty hectares of vines divided over several districts, each with its own particularities and biodiversity. The microclimates and characteristics of each soil are carefully studied to maximise the qualities of the final product. The hectares are planted with various varieties of Cabernet and Merlot, Cesanese, Petit Verdot and Viognier, as well as a wide range of Pinot Noir. Name and address of producer/distributor: Passopisciaro - via castiglione di Sicilia Passopisciaro (CT). Products from this winery should be stored in a cool, dry place away from heat sources.

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