Wine Passopisciaro, Sicilia IGT, 2010
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Reviews of purchase Passopisciaro, Sicilia IGT, 2010
Wine thick, impenetrable ruby red color.
Taste wine juicy, rich, full-bodied, with velvety tannins, silky texture and fruity aftertaste.
Intriguing, warm aroma of the wine reveals notes of ripe fruit, spices and liquorice.
Wine perfectly complements meat dishes of lamb, venison, beef, veal, hot appetizers and noble cheeses.
Passopisciaro - excellent Italian wine created from a unique grape varieties. Velvety and rich, with a high potential for exposure. The grapes are harvested by hand rather late - in mid-November from the slopes of the volcano. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 500-1000 meters from the age of vines of 60-120 years. Vinification is carried out in stainless steel vats for two weeks at a controlled temperature, and then exposed grapes malolactic fermentation. Extract comes in French oak barrels for 18-20 months and not less than 3 months in the bottle.
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.