Passerina grape variety
Passerina is a native white grape variety of central Italy. Nowadays it is common mostly between Marche and Abruzzo, but its exact origin is disputed between Marche and the province of Frosinone.
The origin of this name is rather curious. In fact, it seems that Passerina comes from the Italian name of the sparrows (passeri) which are greedy for its small grapes. It is also known under different synonyms, which has contributed to the uncertainty about its origin.
Numerous researchers have studied its identity and to date its historical origins remain uncertain. Known by various names, such as “Pagadebito Gentile“, “Campolese” and “Uva Passera”, Passerina is a name given to those grapes which have small berries often without pips.
Passerina wine and its features
Passerina grape gives still, fresh and fragrant white wines. Passerina still white wine has a straw yellow colour with bright golden reflections. The aromas that compose its rich and complex bouquet are apricot, peach, white flowers, hints of citrus and minerals. The mouthfeel is dry and at the same time delicate, with a good persistence.
Rocca dei Forti Passerina Brut Sparkling Wine
It is a brut sparkling wine which comes from the selection of white wines obtained from the vinification of Passerina grapes through the Charmat or Martinotti method at a controlled temperature.
Rocca dei Forti Passerina Brut Sparkling Wine: tasting notes
The colour of this wine is light yellow with greenish reflection. The aroma is intense and fruity with hints of wood and white flowers. The mouthfeel is soft and fresh, with a sour vein. Its perlage is elegant and persistent.
Rocca dei Forti Passerina Brut Sparkling Wine: food pairings
It is ideal for making every convivial moment special, thanks to its sour vein it gives freshness and pleasantness to the palate. We recommend you serving this wine at a temperature of 4-6 °C. It is perfect as aperitif.
It also goes well with savory appetizers, fish dishes, white meats or medium structure cheeses.
Rocca dei Forti suggests pairing the Passerina Brut Sparkling Wine with: