Orsetto Oro Passerina
£16.30 – £97.80
Passerina is an ancient and traditional grape variety use in the making of white wines in the March region. There are also plantings in Emilia-Romagna and Lazio. The variety differs significantly from region to region in its wines but all with the familiar citrus fruit character.
The word “Passerina” comes from “passero” the Italian for sparrow. They have a voracious appetite for ripe passerina grapes. In Italian, adding ‘ina’ at the end of a word implies a diminutive, and so indicates the relatively small size of the Passerina grape.
The berries skin is quite thick and ripens to a deep golden colour. They ripen with high levels of sugar and high acidity. Hand harvested in early/mid September, they undergo cold temperature controlled maceration. The must is then aged in stainless for several months, before bottling.
On the nose: Its bouquet is intensely floral with notes of acacia and citrus lemon zest and grapefruit
On the palate: Fresh citrus characteristics, ripe stone fruits, zesty acidity with a clean mineral aftertaste..
Recommended combination with food: It pairs best with roasted fish with lemon and anchovy, Linguine alla vongole (pasta with clams), Butterflied chicken with lentils
Serve at 10 – 12°C
GRAPE VARIETY – Passerina
PRODUCTION AREA – Abruzzo
ALCOHOL – 13%