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Agricola Macciocca, 'Monocromo #1' Passerina del Frusinate 2021
Italy / Skin Contact/Orange

Agricola Macciocca, 'Monocromo #1' Passerina del Frusinate 2021

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Funk

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This is a light skin contact/orange wine where the thoughtful winemaking process does not overshadow the voice of the Passerina varietal. Delicate notes of dried apricots, red apples, hay, chamomile, and lemongrass emanate from the glass. A soft acidity carries a delicate silky and juicy mineral rich texture towards a long, salty and citrusy finish with just a whisper of a chalky tannic touch.

 Mario Macciocca, a former Italian national football player turned winemaker, works with four hectares of biodynamic vineyards on red soil of volcanic origin, at an altitude above sea level of about 380 meters, gently sloping and with maximum sun exposure. Mario predominantly grows Cesanese, which is sheltered from cold and temperate winds by the Scalambra mountains. He also grows Passerina and Malvasia Puntinata. In the cellar Mario works only with spontaneous fermentation and native yeasts. 

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Passerina del Frusinate
Region
Lazio
Varieties
Passerina
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Red soil of volcanic origin
Winemaking
Maceration on the skins for 3-7 days, fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.