The production area of the Cesanese del Piglio DOCG is that of the northern Ciociaria, marked by hilly and mountainous reliefs, with soils rich in skeleton and calcareous rocks. An area of noble origins for viticulture, which from the imperial era has been handed down over the centuries thanks to the work of the monasteries and today, the Cesanese del Piglio DOCG represents one of the most interesting denominations in Central Italy, with all the potential to establish itself definitively among the great historic reds of our country. According to the disciplinary, it is produced with two ancient local native vines: Cesanese d’Affile and Cesanese comune. The former is the most valuable because it provides wines with greater structure, aromatic complexity and longevity; while the second has characteristics similar to the first but with greater simplicity and frankness. The wine has a ruby red color in the early years, but can tend towards garnet with ageing; the aromatic framework is robust but elegant, with floral notes and hints of small berries. The enveloping structure is revealed on the palate, with deep and intense aromas, the well-taut tannic texture accompanies the final harmonic persistence.
When it comes to Passerina, the watchword is elegance, so the instinctive freshness emerges, combined with fragrant aromas of white peach and pear, with hints of honey, thyme, sage, citrus fruits. The typical color is greenish-yellow and the taste gives an acidity much appreciated by connoisseurs.
Passerina is a white grape variety native to central Italy. Its exact provenance is disputed between the Marches themselves and the province of Frosinone. The curious name Passerina seems to come from the sparrows, greedy for its small grapes.
Passerina has obtained the right recognition in recent years, thanks also to the denominations of origin, including the Passerina del Frusinate IGT.
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