Grape Varietals: 100% Passerina
Tasting Notes: A super fresh and clean wine with notes of Peach with a touch of citrus, such an easy wine to enjoy and at only 12% ABV it’s a timid tipple.
Pair it with: Linguine alle Vongole (Pasta and clams)
Region: Offida, Le Marche
Did you know?: Passero is the Italian word for “sparrow”, the bird known to Italian vinegrowers for its voracious appetite for ripe Passerina grapes.
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The Story: I had been importing wines from La Valle Del Sole for a little while and one day was at the second largest wine show in Italy. I spotted the team from LVDS and stopped by to say hello. I was trying to hold a decent conversation in Italian when I noticed the Passerina. I had never seen it before. Turns out the reason I hadn’t seen it before is that’s not really a wine that the wine makers shout about. They see it as a very simple ‘entry level’ wine… I had to try it.
I was instantly gob-smacked by how clean and fresh and zingy the wine was. It struck me as a great wine to start the day (or night) of drinking – not too complex, just packed with lemon sherbet-type flavours and a quick finish.
The Passerina is traditionally used as a blending grape and only really found in a couple of regions in Italy. The main one is of course Le Marche, where La Vale Del Sole are based.
So, for a great start to a lovely long lunch or a decadent night, this is your wine. Give it a go.
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