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Contrada Rampante IGP Tenuta di Passopisciaro 2017

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Contrada Rampante IGP Tenuta di Passopisciaro 2017

After establishing the estate in 2000, Andrea has turned it into one the region’s stars, as well as a global proponent of what can be achieved on volcanic soils. As he says, “It seemed crazy to restore vineyards so high up the mountain – above, it was erupting – but I liked that they were planted so high.”

"100% Nerello Mascalese. This is the highest parcel of the contrade, sited at 1,000 metres above sea level. Importantly, the ancient lava on which these vines are planted has developed a slightly porous, oxidative quality, ordinarily making for a rather ethereal, perfumed character. 2017 made for a much more assertive Rampante. Ruby in colour, it presents a very precise, focused nose, red and black berried fruit, pepper-spiced. The palate is rather punchy, slightly at odds with the perfumed nature of the nose in terms of the tannic structure – will be tremendous given time. Wine Spectator’s Insider Weekly – 92 Points "

  • Nerello Mascalese
  • ABV 14.0%
  • Lay down
    2022 - 2028
  • Cork
  • Dry
  • Vegan
  • En Primeur

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Italian Wine

It is hard to imagine a more exciting or varied wine-producing country than Italy. With a vibrant winemaking history spanning over 2,000 years, and vineyards stretching from the Alps through the Appenine mountains to Sicily, the Italian peninsula is home to an enormous range of climates, topographies and soil typeshosting hundreds of distinctive grapes unique to Italy.

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