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Offida Passerina, “Corolla”

HomeOffida Passerina, “Corolla”

Offida Passerina, “Corolla”

The Passerina grape is an historic grape of the Marche region.  It transforms into a wine of distinctly individual character that sets it apart from many traditional white wines of the world today.

Appellation: Offida Passerina DOCG

Type:  White, dry

Varietal: 100% Passerina

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Light straw color.
Bouquet: Ranging from citrus to durian fruit to sage and pine.
Taste: Medium to full body with nice acidity.
Pairings: With sheep's milk cheeses, poultry, olive ascolane (deep-fried breaded olives stuffed with meat), roasted fish with lemon and anchovy, linguine alla vongole (pasta with clams), butterflied chicken with lentils, and poached fish.

Vinyard Notes:
Production area: Commune of Offida, in the Marche region of Central Italy.
Vineyard: 500 feet above sea  level with a density of 1,800 vine per acre.
Training System: Guyot.
Soil type: Predominantly clayey.
Vine density: 4000 vines per hectare (1,800 per acre).
Harvest: Hand-picked at the end of September.
Yield: About 2.7 tons per  acre.

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification:  After harvest and de-stemming, the grapes are pressed softly and the juice separated from the skin. After temperature-controlled fermentation at 60 to 68⁰ F (18 to 20⁰ C), the wine rests on the lees for four to five months, with a monthly battonage. It is bottled after light filtering.
Aging: 3 months in the bottle.
Winemaker: Paolo Capriotti.
Bottles Produced: 6000 btls.