Passerina – Tesco Finest


When we were in Abruzzo, we walked to a beautiful hillside restaurant and ate langoustine and drank the local wine. It was excellent. The entertainment was provided by the spectacle of the only other diners; a very elderly mafia-don type and his very young, very glamourous girlfriend. When his phone rang the ringtone was the ‘Godfather’ theme music.

Tasting notes: Passerina is a rare local grape variety from southern Italy. It is also the name of a small bird that enjoys eating these grapes, hence the label design. Crisp & fresh flavours of citrus and stonefruits. Good value for money.

Wine Colour – White
Price – £6.50
Where do I get it from? Tesco
Current Vintage – 2015
Producer – Codice Citra
Grape – 100% Passerina
Region/Country – Abruzzo/Italy
Points – 88
Food Pairing: This would go well with the usual poultry and fish dishes.

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