iLauri Neola Passerina Abruzzo DOC 2022
The origins of this ancient variety are unknown, yet its presence is documented in Central Italy. The name “Passerina” stems from the Italian word for sparrow “Passero”, in reference to the bird’s appetite for the ripe grapes of this variety. Today, it is one of Abruzzo’s most promising varietals.
🌎 Wine Region: Abruzzo, Italy
🍇 Grape: Passerina
🍷Tasting Notes: It elegantly splashes across the palate with a burst of citrus-tinged acidity and tart orchard fruits, taking on a more tropical feel toward the close while remaining energetic throughout. Exotic florals and sweet spices linger through the long and edgy finish. Pair with Ricotta stuffed ravioli, seafood stews, grilled octopus, and squid dishes.