IGP – Protected Geographical Indication
Grapes: Malvasia di Candia & Passerina del Frusinate
Yield per hectare : 60 quintals
Soil : Calcareous leached soil rich in skeleton
Vinification: manual harvesting, spontaneous fermentation with rest on the skins for 12 hours, malolactic fermentation carried out naturally, no clarification and no stabilisation, aging for 8 months in steel and 3 months in the bottle.
6000 bottles produced
Malvasia & Passerina, fresh and drinkable
The Malvasia and Passerina grapes grow in lands located approximately 400 meters above sea level and which extend for approximately 4 hectares. The cultivation practice is characterized by prevention towards the vine's opponents: manure selected from grazing cows that feed on wild herbs is used; herbal teas and preparations of yarrow, chamomile, nettle, oak and dandelion are used. The yield is lower than that indicated by the specifications, but this allows extreme attention to each plant grown; the soil is characterized by skeletons and some incursions of limestone. The harvest of the grapes is manual and spontaneous fermentation occurs in the cellar thanks to the action of indigenous yeasts in steel; always in steel, it ages for about 8 months before being bottled.
Fruit such as ripe pears and peaches, very floral, slightly iodized finish
Slightly astringent, very fresh and savory on the finish