Wine Bixio, "Passonero" Rosso Arcole DOC
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Reviews of purchase Bixio, "Passonero" Rosso Arcole DOC
The wine is a deep ruby red color.
The rich, rich taste of wine is filled with tones of fruit, smoothly alternating with hints of spices, vanilla and woody notes.
The aroma of wine is full of notes of fruits, cherries, plums and dried red berries framed by nuances of spices.
Wine is recommended to be served with grilled meat, game and seasoned cheeses.
Bixio, "Passonero" Rosso Arcole DOC - balanced, rich dry red wine made from a blend of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) grapes grown on the sandy soils of the vineyards of the small Arcole wine region between the provinces of Verona and Vicenza in Veneto . Winemaker Emilio Bixio to the classic Bordeaux blend added the traditional method of Verona winemakers - ripasso. After the harvest, the grapes undergo the fermentation and maceration traditional for red wines for 15 days. After the initial fermentation process is completed, the fermented meal used for the production of Nero d'Arcole wine is added to the wine and secondary fermentation is started, which lasts another 20 days, enriching the wort with rich fruity nuances. Then the wine is aged for at least four months in barrels of Slavonian oak. Before bottling, the wine settles for some time in a steel tank and "ripens" 3 months in a bottle before it goes on sale.
The story of the Bixio family began in the village of Soave near Verona. A senior military man, Nino Bixio, from Genoa fought at the Battle of Kustoz near Verona as part of Garibaldi’s troops on June 24, 1866. After the war ended, Nino married a local girl and stayed in Soave, and later their son, Alfonso, becoming an adult, bought vineyards here.
Today, the fifth generation of the Bixio family manages the winemaking and viticulture processes. Bixio winery is equipped with modern equipment that allows you to produce high quality wine, observing centuries-old winemaking traditions. Historically located in the Soave Classico area, the family-owned company also invested in two other classic Veneto regions, acquiring two estates - one in the Valpolicella Classic zone (Bixio Badin) and the second in the Arcole zone (Bixio Desmonta).