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Barone di Valforte Passerina
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Barone di Valforte Passerina 2015

Abruzzo, ItalyPasserina is both a rare autochthonous white grape of the Marche, and a DOC/IGP for wines of the same name. It is also found in Abruzzo, Umbria and some areas of Lazio, and is so highly regarded that it has its own Campaign, sponsored by the Italian government. The Sorricchio family has owned the baronial fief of Valforte since the 13th Century, and covers 42 hectares throughout the Teramo hills. This is grown on the cooler, north-facing slopes, around 100-150m, preserving freshness and purity. Floral acacia, quince, yellow plum and tight herbal interest on a round and creamy palate, impressively aloft at 12 degrees alcohol and with a lingering herb-strung finish. This would make a lovely accompaniment to sablefish or green curries.Tasted: 22 January 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 17.79 BCLS Producer: Tenute Barone di ValforteDistributors: Enoteca Bacco
Varietal: PasserinaCSPC: 887430UPC: 8033413001090