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2018 Passerina, Boccantino

2018 Passerina, Boccantino
ref. BOCC180 SPR20

Wine Variety: Passerina is a old grape variety and is widespread in central Italy. It produces lentiful fruit, a fact that has given rise to a number of its synonyms that relate to the clearing of debts! It produces fresh wines tasting of orchard fruit, but can be made in a wide variety of styles, from dry to fully sweet and even sparkling.

Wine Region: Terre di Chieti lies in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. The Abruzzo lies on Italy's eastern seaboard between the Marche and Puglia. It's a mountainous place and despite the fact that one of Italy's most serious red grapes - Montepulciano - is grown here in abundance, the Abruzzo is mostly known as a producer of "jug" wine. 

Wine Producer: Boccantino is a brand within a much larger wine-producing company based in Bolzano in northern Italy. Under the Boccantino label they bottle wines from southern Italy, as well as Sicily and Sardinia

 Featured as Wine of The Week on Joannasimon.com, 20/03/2020

 One of the "Wines to enjoy while clicking, not clinking, your glass" in The Sunday Times, 19/04/2020

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Style
Style:
Dry White - fruity
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Passerina
  Producer
Producer:
Boccantino
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
9°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12.5%
  Country
Country:
Italy
  Appellation
Appellation:
Terre di Chieti
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2021
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Abruzzo
  Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Superb colour in the glass: a very pale-but-bright lemon with a hint of lime. Clearly not an aromatic variety, this nevertheless gives up a note of ripe orchard fruit, largely russet apple. There are perhaps bits and pieces of sweet spice also. The palate is firm and dry and superbly well defined. It’s a direct thing that contains a line of green apple acidity that becomes increasingly incisive throughout. A long wine and one having an earthiness about its structure. Nuts here, too: an almond wisp to nose and palate both. I’d imagine this is a pretty versatile thing, easily drinkable on its own or with food. Length is impressive. I like it.

#3wordtastingnote: lively, earthy, apple

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