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Cantina Valle Tritana
Capostrano Passerina Colli Aprutini IGT
Abruzzo

Passerina is an indigenous grape of Greek origin named “golden grape” on account of its prestigious nature. Found mostly around Ascoli Piceno, it is a component of some DOC wines. Widely dropped in the 1960s, the last decade has seen an awakened interest in this variety on the part of many wine producers and enthusiasts.Capostrano line is named after the small village of Capestrano located in the heart of the Abruzzo region, at the foot of the Gran Sasso Mountains, where the winery is located


Owner: Angelo Sansone
Website: www.cantinavalletritana.it
Winemaker: Angelo Sansone
Type: White wine
Varietals: Passerina

Orientation: Southeast
Elevation: 1,200 ft
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Soil: Medium, mixed structure

Vinification
Total alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 60°F

Aging Process
3 months in stainless steel, plus 1 month in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow
Bouquet: Mature fruits, yellow flowers and hints of spice
Flavor: Pleasantly dry and full
Pairings: Pairs well with light appetizers, fish courses, charcuterie and mild cheeses

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 6,000 bottles