The Passorosso is the main cuvée from Andrea Franchetti’s Passopisciaro estate made from a number of different vineyards sites at varying altitudes on the north face of Etna. These high-altitude vineyards are a staggering 15˚C below coastal temperatures in the region. Combine this with very cool nights and you have an exceptionally long growing season, the grapes typically not picked until late October. This gives the wine a rich, complex aromatic spectrum, while remaining distinctly elegant. On the nose there are bright red fruit aromas, ranging from raspberries to sour cherries with hints of white pepper. On the palate, the scented aromatic red fruit flavours continue with added saline and smoky mineral notes. The mid-palate is nicely concentrated and structured – the tannins polished and well framed by refreshing acidity, that leads to a sharp and precise finish. The wine is perfectly approachable now and should evolve nicely over the next five to eight years.
FINE+RARE (May 2021) Drink 2021-2030
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