2021 Ciavolich Passerina Colline Pescaresi
Abruzzo, Italy (COLLINE PESCARESI IGP)
This exquisite wine offers a delightful blend of white pepper and spice, accompanied by enticing aromas of preserved lemon. Its profile is characterized by a direct and compact nature, showcasing remarkable clarity and energy. The texture is wonderfully waxy, creating a pleasing sensation against the palate, while the back-end leaves a super-chalky finish accentuated by invigorating saline minerality.
Passerina grapes are harvested from the youngest vines planted in a 1ha plot in Loreto Aprutino in 2011. These precious grapes are hand-picked and soft pressed followed by cold static decantation. The cleaned must then go through temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats, resting here on the lees for up to 4 months before bottling.