Pairs well with light appetizers, fish courses, charcuterie and mild cheeses.
Passerina is an indigenous grape of Greek origin named “golden grape” on account of its prestigious nature. Found mostly around Ascoli Piceno, it is a component of some DOC wines. Widely dropped in the 1960s, the last decade has seen an awakened interest in this variety on the part of many wine producers and enthusiasts. Capostrano line is named after the small village of Capestrano located in the heart of the Abruzzo region, at the foot of the Gran Sasso Mountains, where the winery is located.
The name chosen for the winery was not a coincidence, the Tritana Valley is located right in the heart of the Abruzzo region, at the center of a singular territory for the particular characteristics of piedmont soils, for the presence in the foothills of the Gran Sasso Mountains. The surrounding area of the Tritana Valley has a special microclimate with warm days and cold nights. The Montepulciano grape has been cultivated in this area since ancient times and it still is an important part of the regional agricultural economy.
The geographical nature of the Abruzzo territory is perfect for grape growing, situated between the Adriatic Sea and the Gran Sasso and Majella mountains, in an area which boasts three national parks and more than ten national and regional nature reserves.
Abruzzo can be divided into two areas: mountains which cover 65% of the territory and extensive hilly areas along the coast. The climate is mild on the Apennine mountains facing the sea and continental in internal areas.
The considerable temperature differences between night and day, together with the favorable windy nature of the territory ensure a perfect microclimate for the growing of grapes of an extraordinary quality
Italian White Wine
The rolling hills and endless coastlines of Italy deliver a unique diversity of soils and climate to foster a number of regional specialties. With a multitude of indigenous varieties that thrive exclusively here, the selection of white wines offers a range of styles and flavors.
The most well-known white variety in Italy is of course Pinot Grigio. Typically found in the northern Italian regions, the light, fresh and easy-drinking options can be found in the Veneto region, while the richer, more complex styles come from Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige. These two northeast regions are also crafting delicions Pinot Bianco and a regional specialty, Friulano.
In Piedmont, two white regions shine. The crisp and zippy Gavi, made with a Cortese grape, and Arneis, a variety that produces a subtle by dry wine. In the Veneto, the Garganegna grape creates the wine of Soave, a zesty but medium-bodied wine full of rich stone fruit and floral notes.
Further south, you'll find the pretty and floral Falenghina, rich and tropical Grillo and zesty Greco. Head to Sicily to discover the delicious and complex Etna Biancos, made with the Carricante grape in the island's volcanic soils.