Torre Zambra

Colle Maggio Passerina

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Wine certified
Sustainable, Vegan
Designation
IGT Terre di Chieti
Varietal
100% Passerina
Training System
Abruzzo pergola
Yield per Hectare
120 quintals
Harvest Period
first ten days of September
Vinification
cold maceration; soft pressing of the skins
Fermentation
20 days in stainless steel tanks at 13 – 16° C
Ageing
on fine lees, in steel vats for 2 months and in bottle for 2 months years
Cellarability
2 years
Bottles
750 ml

Tasting notes

Passerina “Colle Maggio” is the most recent success in Torre Zambra’s endeavour to revive Abruzzo’s precious native heirloom cultivars. The essence of Villamagna’s dependable hill terroir finds a powerful voice in this monovarietal white made out of Passerina grapes.
The vineyards are on the slopes of Colle Maggio hill, in Villamagna, about 200 metres above sea level and with perfect south-east exposure.
Yield per hectare are around 120 quintals, on limestone and clay soils that imbue the wines with their minerality and longevity. Manual picking guarantees that only the clusters at the best stage of ripeness make their way to the wooden crates.
The grapes are cold-macerated for 24 hours and soft-crushed, then the wine matures for two months in steel vats and for two months in the bottle, in true winery tradition, emerging an elegant, intense, brilliant straw yellow.
The fresh, elating nose shows hints of granny smith and citrus fruit, while the mouth echoes the freshness, combined with a perfect roundness, with a balanced sensory profile also vaunting a pleasing tanginess. Pair with fish dishes, shellfish and white meat.

Womans hand holding and turning rose wine glass during tasting

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