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Santa Anastasia Passomaggio 2002

Santa Anastasia Passomaggio 2002

Red Blends from Italy

Price: $16.49
Item No. 78006
  • W&S90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

"Savory spice, like cumin seed and fennel, plus dried plum and berry flavors give this nero d'Avola-merlot blend a beguiling exotic feel. Earthy, almost chewy, it tasted Mediterranean in its rugged charm, a combination of strong, iron-like tannins and sunny, plushly ripe fruit. Drink it now with spic-rubbed leg of lamb, or wait a few years for even more detail to emerge from its dark flavors."
-Wines & Spirits

Red wine made from Sicilian Nero d'Avola grapes which are used with a small quantity of Merlot, overripened in the hot Sicilian sun. After a period of fermentation, it develops in wood that rounds out its noble tannins while preserving the original fragrance and the primary bouquet. A "supple" wine, rich and balanced, that has a long life.

Learn About Santa Anastasia

Along Sicily"s northern coastline, between the sea and the Apennine range of Madonie, the medieval abbey or abbazia of Santa Anastasia is steeped in a natural landscape so extraordinary that the present owner, entrepreneur Francesco Lena, decided to transform these 988 acres of farmland, olive groves, vineyards and medieval buildings into a model, ultramodern winery and an...

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Learn About Other Italian

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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