• "Passobianco" Terre Siciliane IGT 2017

      “Passobianco” Terre Siciliane IGT 2017

      Passobianco is an elegant Chardonnay with a beautiful, clear bouquet of aromas of peach blossom, mandarin, pineapple, light berries and mineral notes. Rich, generous taste, full body, sensual texture, long and with memories of macadamia and banana echo. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright straw-gold. Aromas of butter, hazelnuts, orange and pineapple. Fresh and juicy on entry, then more viscous and broad, with similar flavors to the aromas. Closes long and ripe but vibrant. 100% Chardonnay grown in four hectares in the Guardiola cru between 800 and 1000 meters above sea level." Vinous

      "The 2017 Passobianco shows a pretty straw-gold color with aromas of Golden Delicious apple, honey and a touch of sweetly toasted almond. This is a mid-weight wine that remains light and balanced on the palate thanks to those distinctive background notes of volcanic ash and sea salt. This is an extremely Mediterranean expression of Chardonnay." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months Cement tank/oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 68 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Passobianco" Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

      “Passobianco” Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

      Passobianco is an elegant Chardonnay with a beautiful, clear bouquet of aromas of peach blossom, tangerine, pineapple, light berries and mineral notes. Sumptuous, generous taste, full-bodied, sensual texture, long and with memories of macadamia and banana in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months cement tank/oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Passorosso" Etna DOC 2015

      “Passorosso” Etna DOC 2015

      Passorosso is a pure Nerello Mascalese, which already shows fine garnet reflections in its ruby red. Proud and fascinating, it presents an intense aroma and engaging taste with clear, well defined fruit and pronounced minerality. Graceful and special. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Red berry, crushed rock, saline and sea breeze aromas align with a whiff of Mediterranean brush. The aromas carry over to the lithe silky palate along with strawberry, star anis and white pepper. It's elegant and balanced, with bright acidity and glossy tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "A mouthwatering red, this is round and inviting, with light tannins and flavors of wild raspberry, citrus peel and dried fig, showing touches of smoke and herb on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "Bright red. Perfumed aromas of rose and violet are complicated by cinnamon. Fresh, juicy and precise, with a hint of chlorophyll and menthol. Vibrant and very long with a persistent herbal note on the very floral, perfumed finish." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Fresh and appealing red fruit nose. Juicy and fresh and seems a little lighter than 2014 but this fits the style perfectly. Fine tannic grip on the finish. Delicious, elegant." Jancis Robinson

      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,20 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,33 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Passorosso" Etna DOC 2016

      “Passorosso” Etna DOC 2016

      Passorosso is a pure Nerello Mascalese, which already shows fine garnet reflections in its ruby red. Proud and fascinating, it presents an intense aroma and engaging taste with clear, well defined fruit and pronounced minerality. Graceful and special. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, luminous ruby red with a brilliant core. In the nose ripe raspberries and fine cherries, opens in the aftertaste on coffee powder and black olives, inviting. Melting and juicy on the palate, carried by light salt, stretches a beautiful arch, powerful and clear in the finale." Falstaff

      "The 2016 Etna Rosso Passorosso is the most accessible of the red wines presented by Andrea Franchetti and the team at Passopisciaro in the not-always-easy 2016 vintage. The wine is clean and forthcoming with a nice succession of wild berry and cassis, all framed by spice, tar and toasted aniseed. This wine makes itself immediately available for a pairing with roasted porchetta stuffed with fennel and herbs. The mouthfeel is crisp but compact on the close." Robert Parker

      "Luminous red. Floral and mineral nuances complement violet and blueberry aromas on the inviting nose. Clean, bright and juicy, this offers vibrant flavors of ripe dark plum, blackcurrant and minerals. A very pretty wine that finishes taut and saline but with building sweetness and intriguing pepperiness." Vinous

      "Andrea Franchetti’s wines helped put Etna on the map. So charming and appealing already, it has delicate and pretty raspberry, cream and gentle spice. Burgundian delicacy and lacy style. I love the juicy, vibrant fruit." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,20 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,33 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Passorosso" Etna DOC 2017

      “Passorosso” Etna DOC 2017

      Passorosso is a varietal Nerello Mascalese, which shows fine garnet-red reflections in its bright ruby red colour. Proud and fascinating, it presents an intense aroma of red berries, coffee and olives. Its appealing taste convinces with clear, well defined fruit and pronounced minerality. Graceful and special. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Cask sample. Mid crimson. Brooding cherry nose which reminds me a little of Brunello di Montalcino. Succulent and generous fruit tied together by wonderful powdery long tannins. Hedonistic yet elegant." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2017 Etna Rosso Passorosso is a mid-weight wine with added succulence and concentration that comes naturally to this vintage. The wine shows the characteristics of Etna with wild berry aromas that cede to blue flower, smoke, tar, toasted aniseed and campfire ash. This is one of the most accessible and easy-drinking reds from Andrea Franchetti." Robert Parker

      "Aromas of ripe wild berry and Mediterranean scrub alongside a whiff of eucalyptus take shape in the glass. Juicy and smooth, the palate offers crushed raspberry, strawberry compote, licorice and notes of exotic incense framed in taut, fine-grained tannins. A tangy mineral note gives the finish tension. Drink through 2027." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Passorosso" Etna DOC 2018

      “Passorosso” Etna DOC 2018

      Passorosso is a varietal Nerello Mascalese, which shows fine garnet-red reflections in its bright ruby red colour. Proud and fascinating, it presents an intense aroma of red berries, coffee and olives. Its appealing taste convinces with clear, well defined fruit and pronounced minerality. Graceful and special. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Contrada C (Chiappemacine) Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2015

      Contrada C (Chiappemacine) Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2015

      Passopisciaros Contrada C is an exquisite red with a dark, sensual fruity bouquet. Stylistically like a great Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo, from remarkable intensity on the palate to the persistent finale. A muscular and weightless drop at the same time. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Mediterranean scrub, wild berry, dark spice, new leather, dried herb and a whiff of menthol take shape in the glass. The juicy, linear palate shows finesse and great fruit, doling out succulent red cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and flinty mineral alongside silky tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Bright red. Sweet spices and red cherry on the vivid nose. Then enters soft and round, but turns livelier, thanks to vibrant acidity that lifts the floral and red cherry flavors. Less explosive on the nose than Rampante and Sciaranuova, with a high, lemony acidity on the palate that speaks of this site’s calcareous soils. The C in the wine’s name stands for Chiappemacine (550 meters asl). The word chiappemacine itself derives from the large stone wheels used to crush olives when making olive oil." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Snappy tannins and bright acidity are well-meshed with flavors of wild cherry, raspberry, mineral and spice in this vivid, light- to medium-bodied red. Hints of smoke and licorice linger on the creamy finish." Wine Spectator

      "Smoky intensity and hints of red fruit on the nose. Tight palate packed with finely chiselled tannins and embryonic red fruit. Elegant, yet way too young." Jancis Robinson

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,28
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Contrada R (Rampante) Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2015

      Contrada R (Rampante) Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2015

      Contrada Rampante thrives on the highest vineyard of Passopisciaro. The soils have a higher sand content and the harvesting takes place here later. In the bouquet dark red cherries, flowers, mint and liquorice. Rampante is an elegant, energetic and energetic red with clear fruit and silkiest tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright red. Very elegant, clean, precise aromas and flavors of red berries, botanical herbs and sweet spices. Finishes very mineral and refined with lots of lingering spicy red fruit. This is the most ready Contrada R." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "All stones and raspberry on the nose and a fine note of spice. Really fine and juicy, light and fragrant. Long with fine, crunchy tannins. Already irresistible." Jancis Robinson

      "Pretty rose petal, graphite and juicy cherry flavors are framed by light, dusty tannins and bright acidity in this charming, light- to medium-bodied red." Wine Spectator

      "Restrained, subtle aromas of crushed rock, charred earth, Mediterranean scrub and eucalyptus take center stage. The smooth, elegant palate is ethereal and almost weightless, offering succulent strawberry, crushed raspberry, dark baking spice and a hint of anise alongside polished, silky tannins and fresh acidity." Wine Enthusiast

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,42 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,27
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Contrada G (Guardiola) Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2015

      Contrada G (Guardiola) Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2015

      Ruby garnet colour, fine violet note and many spices in the bouquet. Dense and compact with firm tannin and sweet fruit melt. If one gives it time, this wine (age of the vines: 100 years, production: 4,000 bottles) stands at the beginning of a long, promising development. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright dark red. Intensely aromatic nose of superripe red cherry, spices, minerals, balsamic vinegar and broom. Then clean, vibrant and tactile, with polished tannins providing noteworthy backbone on the long youthful, chewy finish. This will need a long time to smoothen out. The G in the wine’s name stands for Guardiola (800 meters asl). First made in 2011, so much later than the other single contrada wines by Franchetti." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Fragrant and light red fruit with rather firm tannins. Seems pretty much ready now, but still in cask for the foreseeable future." Jancis Robinson

      "Fresh and light- to medium-bodied, this perfumed red offers dried mint, violet and anise accents to the cherry and mandarin orange peel flavors." Wine Spectator

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Slow Wine:Great wine
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,36 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 107 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      48,64 €
    • "Contrada PassoChianche (PC)" Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

      “Contrada PassoChianche (PC)" Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

      The individual parcels (micro layers) on the Etna are called Contrade and the Contrada Passochianche (PC) is the new Chardonnay Cru from the magic hand of Andrea Franchetti. Already in the year 2000, he had planted Chardonnay with a high density of vines at an altitude of about 900 meters. With the 2018 vintage comes the debut of a wine that impressively reflects Franchetti's many years of experience at Etna. Like all Contrade wines, it has its own personality and clearly demonstrates how a grape variety can achieve its own unique form of expression in different locations. Only 2,660 bottles were filled with this fresh, strong character and salty-mineral Chardonnay and it has taken our hearts by storm! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months oak barrel on the fine yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 62 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Contrada P (Porcaria) Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2015

      Contrada P (Porcaria) Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2015

      Etna is one of Italy's most fascinating wine regions and Andrea Franchetti is probably the most fanatical producer of this region. In addition there are eighty year old native Nerello Mascalese vines. The Contrada Porcaria site has a thoroughly male personality. Dark, fragrant with ripe fruit and menthol, spices and minerals on the palate with many other facets. The course and the finale are rich, dense and very convincing. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Almost a little opulent yet leesy on the nose. Pure, concentrated and succulent raspberry fruit with coating tannins. Long and focused. The most hedonistic of all the Passopisciaro 2015s, at least at this stage." Jancis Robinson

      "Aromas of wild berry, Mediterranean brush, menthol and dark spice develop in the glass. Elegant and spicy, the structured, focused palate evokes black cherry, crushed strawberry, star anise and clove while a mineral note lingers on the finish. It's well balanced, with bright acidity and firm, polished tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "A well-knit version, with chewy tannins and juicy acidity meshed with generous black cherry and blackberry fruit and dried thyme, violet, and tarry mineral notes on the creamy finish." Wine Spectator

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,20 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 97 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Passorosso" Etna DOC 2018 <br>MAGNUM

      “Passorosso” Etna DOC 2018 · MAGNUM

      Passorosso is a varietal Nerello Mascalese, which shows fine garnet-red reflections in its bright ruby red colour. Proud and fascinating, it presents an intense aroma of red berries, coffee and olives. Its appealing taste convinces with clear, well-defined fruit and pronounced minerality. Graceful and special. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 to 20 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: <1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakersPassopisciaroSicily
    Passopisciaro

    Although he comes from Tuscany - trained in Bordeaux as an oenologist and agronomist - and already owns the very successful Tenuta di Trinoro vineyard in the Maremma, the former actor, restaurateur and wine importer Andrea Franchetti, who comes from Rome, is one of the fathers of the oenological renewal at Etna. At high altitude, the brilliant and energetic all-rounder on the northern slope of the Sicilian volcano, after extensive experiments, launched another company in 2000, which he simply named after the surrounding municipality of Passopisciaro. Since its foundation, Andrea has made use of the originally fallow potential of the very old vineyards, which are particularly in need of care and partly laid out in terraces. As a model, the dynamic winemaker has set the direction for many other winegrowers who have invested in the specific terroir of the most active volcano in Europe after him.

    In the beginning Franchetti produced only one wine on the mineral soil from old Nerello vines, now up to almost 90 years old: the Passopisciaro. After gradually planting magnificent new vineyards in five very different areas in the Guardiola zone between Randazzo and Castiglione, further labels were added. Andrea also planted Nerello Mascalese on the new vineyards - here called Contrade - but partly also Chardonnay and some Petit Verdot. With the cultivation of Cesanese di Affile, he also chose a type of grape from his Roman homeland.

    Regarding structure and elegance, Andrea Franchetti's wines set standards. Since the 2008 vintage, the tradition-conscious winegrower has been producing with the "Collezione Contrada dell Etna" four Auslese wines full of character in a very small edition, which are vinified separately and aged in wooden barrels. The fine wines reflect the different climatic conditions, soils and sea levels of the up to 1,000 metre high Etna sites in terms of taste.

    A very large temperature gradient between day and night, along with the mineral-rich subsoil of lava and ash residues, gives the Passopisciaro wines their special character. Andrea not only knows how to interpret the wine of Etna perfectly, far away from the beaten track, but he is also responsible for the conception and organisation of the Contrade Etna event, which is an influential advertising message for the wine-growing region on the highest volcano in Europe. SUPERIORE.DE

    "I only know Andrea Franchetti from his wines. Obviously, we have the same taste in wine. His creations correspond exactly to what I expect from Etna red wines. They are rather bright, never superficial, always somewhat austere, but multi-layered and long-lasting." Andreas March Merum

    "Andrea Franchetti, with his Passopisciaro winery, was one of the pioneers of the new wines of Etna and the rediscovery of Nerello Mascalese. Today the area is considered one of the most interesting in Italy."Falstaff

    "Andrea Franchetti was not satisfied with only producing deep wines in his Tuscan estate Tenuta di Trinoro. He has therefore decided to repeat this success with Passopisciaro. These new wines are simply breathtaking."Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Estate foundation: 2000
    • Owner: Andrea Franchetti
    • Oenologist: Andrea Franchetti
    • Annual production: approx. 75,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 26 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation