Passiperduti by Donnafugata is a pure Grillo of great elegance and complexity, versatile and intriguing to combine with different dishes, from aperitifs to desserts. Good structure, flavor and persistence for a white wine with a floral and poetic soul. In fact, he manages to evoke some lines from Giacomo Leopardi's "Infinity". The same name Passiperduti and the label of the bottle are a reminder of the serenity and inner peace you feel when contemplating nature.
Denomination: Sicilia DOC Grillo
Grape variety: Grillo
Production area: South-west Sicily, Contessa Entellina estate and neighboring areas
Altitude: from 400 to 500 m a.s.l.
Soil: clayey, loamy soils
Climate: mild winters, dry and windy summers with substantial differences between day and night-time temperatures
Vineyard: espalier training, with Guyot pruning
Plant density: from 4,600 to 5,200 plants per hectare
Yield: 65-75 quintals per hectare
Harvesting: manual, between last ten days of August and the first ten of September
Vinification: a further selection of the grapes in the cellar, on a vibrating table; after soft pressing, fermentation of the must follows in stainless steel, at a temperature of 14-16°C
Aging: in tanks for three months and then at least three months in bottle before release
Alcoholic content: 13.5% vol
Color: bright straw yellow color with greenish reflections
Nose: broad and deep with floral notes of lavender and broom and citrus scents of lime and candied cedar; finally recalls the flint
Palate: mineral and persistent wine of marked complexity and elegance; good structure and flavor
Longevity: 4/5 years
Food & Wine: Perfect with refined appetizers, raw fish and shellfish, vegetarian dishes and white meats
Method and temperature of service: it can be uncorked at time of serving. Serve in glasses of medium width and height at 10-12°C.
First vintage: 2021
Bottled by Donnafugata Srl - Marsala - Italy