Loosely translated, the noun, or rather proper noun “Passerina” in Italian means “little sparrow”. And indeed the more you get to know this charming grape, the more you begin to understand how well the moniker suits the vine to which it’s applied, but first a little back ground on this rare bird…
La Murola Passerina Marche IGT 2010 Slightly greenish, pale white gold color. Pretty but subtlely sassy nose of cooked grain, apricot jam, white pepper, citrus peel, hazelnut, and dried white flowers. The wine’s entry on the palate is fresh and lively, but with a clean, corpulent rich texture, and complex and evolving flavors of woody herbs, pear, yellow cherry nectar, minerals, and quinine. Pretty, lingering flavors of peach pit and caramel flan on the finish.
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