L'Ariosa Passerina DOC 2018

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Case of 6 bottles.

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The L’Ariosa Estate vineyards (means “the windy estate”, referring to the constant breezes off the Adriatic) lie 15 metres a.s.l., and only a short distance from the Adriatic. The predominantly calcareous sandy soils were once covered by ancient seas (small marine fossils can be found in the soil), are well-draining and contribute distinctive mineral notes. The constant gentle sea breezes mitigate the warm sea sun, allowing a full maturation and natural expression and development of the white grapes. 

Made from 100% Passerina grapes, hand-harvested from low-yield vineyards. Traditional white wine vinification - following crushing and destemming, the grapes are kept chilled for 18 hours at 6 celsius to preserve fresh aromatics. A soft pressing follows, and fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. The wine is aged in stainless-steel tanks for two months, and rests in bottle for two more months. 

Our tasting note:Soft, yellow-gold colour, with aromas and flavours of apple and pear and warm citrus with slight spicy notes of dried mint and flowers. Dry, medium-bodied, with balanced acidity, a touch of minerality, and a persistent finish.

Food matches:Pair with appetizers, seafood and baked fish, white meats, andvegetarian dishes.