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Madonnabruna Passerina

2020 Bottle of Emendis Cabro Xarelo Still White Wine sold by Keystone Importers in Philadelphia

Vineyard Madonnabruna

Vintage 2019

Country Italy

Region Abruzzo

Type Still White

Varietals 85% Passerina, 15% Fiano & Pecorino

Alcohol 13.0%

Winemaking The collection of the bunches, carried out by hand in plastic crates, is delayed to obtain a greater accumulation of sugars and more complex perfumes. The production is about 90 quintals per hectare.

After the harvest the destemming takes place, use of cold for clarification and dry ice to avoid oxidation.

Aging in steel tank first and then in bottle, for a total rest of at least 5 months. The mass obtained from the current year's harvest, is blended for about 20% of its volume with a mass obtained from previous harvests, evolved into steel at controlled temperature. This technique makes us get a wine with a structure out of the ordinary for a Passerina wine.


Complex bouquet combining white and yellow flowers, apples that move to banana and a hint of exotic fruit.

Balanced palate, with a full taste, very good structure and the characteristic acidity of the variety that offers a taste of freshness. The late harvest and the blend, with a part left to evolve longer, shall ensure that the wine has an important impact from the first sip, giving it a particular complexity. Aromatic, long-lasting of yellow fruits aftertaste. Perfect with seafood and fish dishes, ideal if cooked in the oven. We suggest: angler fish with potatoes. Great with first courses of fish. We suggest: spaghetti with mussels, aromatic salads, fried “olive ascolane,” ciabuscolo, salami. Soft cheeses with strong flavors such as Gorgonzola and blue cheese. White meats, such as tenderloin, cooked over charcoal and chicken fillet.


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