Wine Passopisciaro, "Contrada C", Sicilia IGT, 2015
Reviews of purchase Passopisciaro, "Contrada C", Sicilia IGT, 2015
Wine of deep ruby color with garnet hue.
Generous and rich taste fascinates notes of ripe red berries, flowers and anise. Intense minerality and silky tannins give the wine a special charm and subtle nuances of cedar, dried herbs and tobacco give complexity and elegance. The finish is long, complex.
Fresh, intriguing aroma of the wine reveals expressive notes of red berries, raspberries, surrounded by earth and mineral nuances.
The wine will be a nice pair of meat dishes of lamb, venison, beef, veal, hot appetizers and noble cheeses.
Contrada S, 2008 - excellent red wine embodies the strength and elegance, brightness and refinement. From the first minutes of acquaintance wine charms aromas of ripe red berries, earth and minerals, and taste - a harmonious combination of fruity, floral and mineral nuances. To create a wine using grapes Nerello Maskaleze grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, on the sunny island of Sicily. Lava flows, after the volcanic eruptions in different periods of time, formed the so-called "contradas". Their boundaries are well known to the local population and indicate the name of the sub-regions. Each of the four sections of "contradas", owned by Andrea Franchetti - winemaker and founder of the economy Passopisharo - different microclimates and soil composition. On a site called "Sciaranuova" relatively fresh lava flows, eventually turned into a thick gravel mixed with coal. Old vines with an average age of 60 years and planting density of 8,000 vines per hectare, grow at an altitude of 850 m above sea level. The yield of the vineyard is 25 quintals per hectare. The grapes for wine production in 2008 were collected manually from 1 to 15 November. Vinification was carried out in stainless steel vats for 15 days at a controlled temperature and then subjected grapes malolactic fermentation. Extract of wine took place in large oak casks for 18-20 months, then bottled wine was aged for some time in the bottle before going on sale. Bottling wine took place in the spring of 2010 and in the period from 2014 to 2024 fully lovers can enjoy its rich aroma and taste, is an unforgettable experience.
Based economy Passopisharo famous winemaker Andrea Franchetti, who is also the creator of the famous wineries and wine of the same name Tenuta di Trinoro . In 2000 he bought land on the active volcano Mount Etna at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level. The farm is located in the town of Castiglione di Sicilia on the north side of the volcano. The total area is 40 hectares of vineyards, fruit-bearing land but there are just over 15 hectares, the rest of the territory has not yet mastered and is a landscape with plantations and cliffs of volcanic rock. The first harvest was in 2005.
The most important property of the house wine is unique in its kind grape Nerello Maskaleze. Due to the significant difference between day and night temperatures grapes ripen much later. It promotes uniform ripening and accumulation of acids that contribute to a significant increase in terms of soak wines. After high levels of quality grape varieties began landing Petit Verdot and Chezaneze d'Affile. The wines produced by Passopisciaro, - a new round of winemaking. Bright, deep and juicy, they receive the highest ratings wine critics.