Passerina, Tenuta Santori
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Organic

Passerina, Tenuta Santori - 2020

Item # 37023 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

The Passerina grape is native to the Marches region of Italy and is a grape that can make lively, aromatic white wines such as this one. The mineral is prominant and the aromas are floral in nature. Unoaked. The Tenuta Santori is a young winery in the heart of the Piceno hills of Ripatransone with 30 hectares of a combination of vines and olive groves. The chalk based soils are evident in the fresh profile of this wine.


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Staff Pick Notes

If you are not familiar with the Marche region of Italy, I recommend that you explore the food culture and in particular the wine. Tenuta Santori is a small organic farm growing 30 hectares of olives trees and vines. Located in the heart of the Piceno hills, the domaine only harvests native grapes such as Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Pecorino, Trebbiano and Passerina. This passerina is a great summer wine, very aromatic with exotic fruits and white flowers. The acidity is very present, bringing a nice freshness. An excellent aperitif wine or good with light summer pasta dishes.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Marches

This region lies on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, so much of its cuisine is seafood-based. Marches is best-known for its white wines. Verdicchio produced near the towns of Jesi and Matelica often has gently bitter notes and rich fruit, and is an excellent match for many seafood dishes. Red wines are produced here as well, with Sangiovese being the dominant red grape in the region. When blended with the...

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