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Caparrone Abruzzo Passerina 2018

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Azienda Agricola Contesa

A taut, fresh and lightly floral white from Passerina, an indigenous variety from Italy’s Adriatic coast. Like the riper, fuller, hugely popular Pecorino, it’s a great accompaniment to the local seafood. Contesa, one of the grape’s pioneers in Abruzzo, make a taut, mineral style with vibrant citrus fruit. Well worth discovering.

Meet the producer

Rocco Pasetti's superbly sited 30 hectare estate lies in the heart of the Collecorvino district in the hills northwest...

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Production

The Passerina grapes are sourced from vines grown on chalky clay soils at Silvi (on the Adriatic coast) and a little inland at Moscufo. The grapes are softly pressed and macerated on skins, at low temperature, for 8 hours. Fermentation is in stainless steel.

Tasting notes

Fresh and citrusy nose with aromas of lemon zest and grapefruit. The palate has ripe stone fruit characters balanced by zesty acidity - giving an appealing texture and finish.

Food match

Can be matched with seafood, white meats and soups.

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