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Passicato is a blend of red overripe grapes, grown in south-eastern Sicily and harvested only after that the intense heat of this fertile and sunny terroir has made them highly concentrated in aromas and color.

Passicato

Passicato

IGT Terre Siciliane

Passionate and fiery, as the land in which it is born and the sun that inflames it. Passicato is a blend of overripe grapes of Nero d’Avola, Syrah and Frappato, grown in south-eastern Sicily and carefully harvested about 30 days after the normal harvesting period. It has a deep ruby color with purple highlights and an irrepressible aroma of ripe red fruit, wild berries and sweet spices. Its surprising velvety taste makes for a very pleasantable wine that is an ideal partner for cold cuts, cheese, red meats, spicy food, sweet and sour dishes. It is also excellent as a meditation red wine.

Grape varieties: Nero d’Avola - Syrah - Frappato

Vineyards : sandy soil, situated at approximately 200 m above sea level; training system: espalier spurred cordon for the Nero d’Avola and Syrah grapes, guyot for the Frappato grapes

Harvest : by hand into crates, in October

Ageing : mainly in stainless steel vats and about 6 months in the bottle

Production method : the grapes, left to over-ripen on the plant until they become slightly withered, are harvested about 30 days after the normal harvesting period. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats for approximately 10-15 days at a controlled temperature of 24-26°C

Alcohol content : 14% vol.

Colour : a deep ruby red colour with vivid purple highlights

Nose : intensely fruity, with notes of black cherry, red fruit jam, blackberries and sweet spices

Palate : warm and well-balanced on the palate, with a great softness and a very pleasant taste of jam and wild berries

Food Pairings : ideal partner for cold cuts, cheese, red meats, spicy food, sweet and sour dishes, it is also excellent as a meditation red wine

Serving temperature : 13-15°C