Wine "Passopisciaro", Sicilia IGT, 2012, 1.5 L
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The wine is a deep dark ruby color with garnet highlights.
Wine charms fresh, elegant, full-bodied taste, with dominant notes of dark berries and black olives, silky texture and velvety tannins. The finish is long, fruity.
Complex, intense aromas of wine charms notes of black berries, with hints of neighboring olives and minerals.
Wine perfectly complements meat dishes of lamb, venison, beef, veal, hot appetizers and noble cheeses.
Passopisciaro, 2011 - excellent dry red wine with a perfectly balanced taste, silky texture and elegant tannins. Despite the richness of flavor, the wine is literally floating in the air, revealing notes of dark berries, olives and minerals. The wine is made from dark-skinned grapes Nerello Maskaleze that in the last decade has seen rapid surge in popularity in Sicily. The wine from this grape is highly appreciated by gourmets and admirers, thanks to its integrated nature, complex and at the same time elegant taste and excellent storage potential. Vintage 2011 peak of development in the period 2015-2025.
Old vines Passopisharo economy, with an average age of 60-120 years and planting density of 8000 vines per hectare, grow on the northern slopes of Mount Etna, at an altitude of 500-1000 m above sea level. This volcano for many centuries and was acting only recently winemakers have begun to consider the area as a cultivated area under vines. Mineral volcanic soil and a special microclimate, with large fluctuations day and night temperatures, is the best suited for growing Nerello Maskaleze. In 2011, the long, hot summers and cool autumn rain, allowed the grapes to reach a good level of maturity to fully pass the blame amazing wealth of flavor and taste. The grapes were harvested by hand in the period from 24 October to 5 November. Wort Fermentation lasted 15 days in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. Extract of wine took place in large oak barrels for 18 months. Wine bytilirovano in April 2013, and the total number of bottles was 31,000.
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.