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Passopisciaro Passopisciaro 12



Found at Harvey Nichols & Co Ltd

Maverick winemaker, Andrea Franchetti, started Passopisciaro in 2000 when he decided to restore an old farm and long-abandoned terraces of ancient vines on the slopes of Mount Etna. His arrival started the renaissance of viticulture on the mountain and helped put the region on the fine wine map. The high-altitude estate’s vineyards are planted on thin lavic soils. The lava spills that frequently erupt from the volcano give the terrain unique mineral profiles, giving rise to various distinct terroirs or contradas. Franchetti’s winemaking is focused on respecting his chosen terroirs on Etna, producing wines of remarkable complexity and individual personality. Passopisciaro 2012 is bright and incredibly concentrated. Aromas of red currant, cherries, and strawberries evolve into fresh mint, eucalyptus, wet stones and liquorice. The palate is tight and complex with a lively fresh acidity. An exceptional year that will be remembered as one of the best on Etna, the 2012 will age for a long time. The Passopisciaro 2012 is a stunning example of Franchetti’s winemaking style and Etna’s potential.£4.8 per 100.00ml

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