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Passerina (Italy)

Passerina is a grape and a white wine from the Marche region.

Typical Flavors


Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Peach
Peach
Melon
Melon
Apricot
Apricot

Honey
Honey
Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Minerals
Minerals

Ripe Citrus and Tropical fruit are typical Passerina flavors.

Hints of Honey, Flowers, delicate Herbs, and Minerals.

Profile

Passerina has a light Body and excellent Acitity:

SUGARVery Dry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus

Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Fish
Fish
Sushi
Sushi
Crab
Seafood

Chicken
Chicken
Ham
Ham
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese
Chips
Chips

Passerina pairs best with Vegetables, Fish, and Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Spring Vegetables. Asparagus.
Light Salads. Chicken Salad. Ham Salad.
Prawns. Oysters.
Seafood. Squid. Crab.
Seafood Pasta and Risotto.
Fisk Cakes. Fish Paté.
Smoked Salmon. Trout. Sushi.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Goat Cheese. Feta. Robiola.

Marche Specialities:
Seafood Paella.
Risotto Marinara.
Tagliolini with Squid.

Passerina (The Little Sparrow)

Passerina produces fresh style white wines. It can be vinified in many styles:

Passerina DOC(G)

Offida Passerina DOC in 2001, DOCG in 2011:

Grape variety: Minimum 85% Passerina
Minimum Alcohol: 12%

If You Like Passerina

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Soave (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Marche

Marche is located on the Adriatic coast. The Capital is Ancona.

Red Wines:

Montepulciano
Sangiovese

White Wines:

Passerina
Pecorino
Verdicchio

Primary Grapes:

20% Montepulciano
20% Sangiovese
15% Verdicchio

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