Passito IGT Toscana by Donatella and Carlo
The Passito 2017 from Fattoria del Colle is a rare sweet wine, produced in only 300 375cl bottles. Something that is really exclusive and with an extraordinary personality
Passito is a rare wine, only 300 375Cl bottles. Something exclusive and hand crafted born from Carlo’s (husband to Donatella Cinelli Colombini) passion for sweet wines, and also that of Barbara Magnani, wine maker, who dedicate daily care and attention to this small sweet masterpiece
TRAMINER GRAPES FOR THE PASSITO
The grapes are from the vineyard that surrounds the chapel at Fattoria del Colle, planted around 1970 with a variety typical of the North of Italy, that however at 404 meters above sea level, facing east, where it expresses itself very well in Tuscany too. In that area the soil is deep, well drained and of new quaternary origin, characterized by limestone also in conglomerate form
In 2017 the hot summer and a real invasion of wild boar drastically reduced the grapes and the few cluster of Traminer were transformed into Passito
130 litres were produced with manual care in the vineyard ad in the cellar, and thanks to this craftsmanship the wine reaches extraordinary quality levels and a distinctive personality.
PASSITO 2017 IGT TOSCANA
Type: white, sweet, aromatic.
Production area: Tuscany, Fattoria del Colle, Sanchimento vineyard.
Classification: IGT Toscana
Vintage characteristics: mild winter, very cold spring, summer without rainfall and with very high temperatures even during the night.
Grape variety: Aromatic Traminer
Grape harvest: August 21st with manual harvest and careful choosing of the grapes. The grapes reached the cellar in 5 kg crates.
Drying out of the grapes: took place in the sun for a whole month.
Vinification: after the de-stemming, the grapes were pressed and transferred to the stainless steel vats, the temperature was maintained at about 18/20°C and selected yeasts were inoculated. During this period some short open air pumping overs took place so as to favour the fermentation processes.
Quantity produced: 300 bottles
Colour: golden yellow
Aroma: intense and rich in honey and dried fruit nuances, with floral and spicy notes.
Taste: full, well balanced, persistent recalls honey and yellow fruit.
Match with: this is a wine apt for meditation and is perfectly matched with aged and blue-cheeses, dry biscuits and especially with almonds.
Way of serving: 8°/10°C, depending if used at the table or not during the meal. Serve in small or even very large tulip shaped wine goblets in transparent crystal.
Home aging: to be consumed within 2022. Keep the bottles lying down in a dark and cool place.
Packaging: 0,375 L bottles