Passo Nero Passito wine Arianna Occhipinti
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Passo Nero Passito wine Arianna Occhipinti

Sweet red passito wine

Passo Nero by Arianna Occhipinti is a passito wine made from pure Nero d'Avola grapes which are left to dry for 15 days according to the ancient peasant tradition of Vittoria. Passo Nero is a passito wine that stands out for its perfect balance between sweetness, minerality and freshness.

  • 50 cl.
  • 2021

€32.90 Tax included

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Red Passito wine Nero d'Avola Passo Nero Arianna Occhipinti

Passo Nero is a Rosso Passito produced naturally by Arianna Occhipinti. Only 100% Nero d'Avola grapes left to dry on the vine as per Vittoria tradition. Fruity with spicy chocolate notes, Passo Nero is a bold wine, sweet but not excessively, with a tannic finish. An infinitely drinkable Passito, extremely enveloping and soft. Its mineral notes and incredible freshness make Passo Nero an unmissable dessert wine at the end of dinner.

Denomination: IGT Terre Siciliane

Type: Passito sweet wine

Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola

Production Area: Western Sicily

Soil: calcareous red sands

Vineyard extension: 0.5 ha

Average age of the vineyard: 35 years

Training system: Alberello

Type of pruning: Guyot

Density of vines per ha: 6000 plants

Grape yield per hectare: 35 hl

Harvest: manual, during the first half of October

Vinification: after the harvest, the grapes are dried for approximately 15 days. This is followed by crushing and destemming of the grapes, maceration on the skins and spontaneous fermentation with its own yeasts in 85 hl concrete vats for 7 days with daily pumping over and punching down.

Aging: in 750 l tonneaus for 16 months

Bottle refinement: at least 6 months

Analytical data of the wine: total sulfur 45 mg/l

Alcohol content: 16% vol

Color: deep ruby red

Nose: fruity bouquet with very lively and fresh notes of red fruit, combined with hints of graphite, cocoa and anise

Palate: rich, enveloping and juicy, with a not too high residual sugar which balances well with the original acidity typical of nero d'avola. The finish is tannic with distilled traits and incredibly fresh

Pairings: ideal after dinner, Passo Nero Passito is a sweet but never cloying wine. It goes well with dark chocolate, dry pastries, chocolate flan with a soft centre. It surprises on a seared duck breast in a cherry sauce

Serving temperature: 14-16°C

Bottled at origin by Az. Agr. Arianna Occhipinti - Vittoria - Italy

Grapes
Nero d'Avola
Region
Sicily
Appellation
Terre Siciliane IGT
Alcohol level
16%

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