Wine Details

Santa Barbara Passerina Marche IGT (biological)

Passerina is an ancient and traditional grape variety used in the white wines of central Italy, particularly the Marche region. Passero is the Italian word for "sparrow, " the bird well-known to Italian vitners for its voracious appetite for ripe Passerina grapes. The Italian diminutive "–ina" indicates the quite small size of Passerina grapes. The variety is also relatively high in acidity, resulting in a fresh, inviting wine balancing freshness with structure. Ripe fruit and aromatic herbs are complimented by floral notes, finishing with an unexpected, though delightful, minerality. Best enjoyed young to fully appreciate the crisp, juicy characteristic of this wine.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Varietal:

100% Passerina

Yield:

12,000 kg/ha

Aging:

Short period (~4 months) in stainless steel before bottling

Alcohol content:

12.5%

Age of vines:

25-40 years

pH level:

3.30

Acidity:

5.8 g/l

Production:

20,000 bottles

Soil:

Medium-density clayey soils, northwest exposure

Training:

Pruned-spur cordon

Average altitude:

200 meters (656 ft) a. s. l.

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks

Harvest:

End of August, by hand