Vola Vole – Passerina 2019
Producer: Cantina Orsogna
Region: Terre di Chieti IGP
Biodynamic. Certtified Organic
Another winning wine from Cantina Orsogna, a cooperative of organic and biodynamic growers in the Abruzzo region. The Passerina grape is a local variety to the Marche and Abruzzo regions.
Vola Vole – Passerina is pale straw yellow in colour. Notes of honeysuckle and acacia on the nose. On the palate it is crisp and dry. Fresh acidity is balanced with a slight waxy texture and notes of peach, citrus and blossom. It’s a really delicious summer wine as suited to the garden as it is to the dinner table.
Pairs well with raw fish, sushi/sashimi, and vegetable risottos.
Vola Vole – Passerina is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Vola Vole – Passerina contains added sulphites. Read more.
More about the producer
Cantina Orsogna is an award-winning Abruzzo cooperative specialising in native grapes of the region such as Montepluciano d`Abruzzo, Cococciola and Pecorino. Orsogna are committed to the biodynamic principles by which they make their wine and have many certified Demeter biodynamic wines. Under the brand Lunaria, they support the activities of the WWF LIFE Euroturtles project to protect turtles in the Mediterranean. The aim of the project is to improve the conservation status of the EU populations of two sea turtle priority species, the loggerhead turtle Caretta Caretta and the green turtle Chelonia Mydas.
Orsogna`s Vola Vole wines are dedicated to the protection of bees. They are committed to safeguarding the vineyards` ecosystem so that bees are safe and far from pesticides and herbicides. They have been certified organic for 25 years and adhere to the biodiversity friend project. The finished wines are also heavily influenced by bees – the yeasts required to start fermentation are carefully selected from the pollen the bees collect from the natural wildlife surrounding the vineyards.
The mountainous Abruzzo region of central Italy is situated halfway up the `boot` neighbouring Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and Molise to the south east. Abruzzo is home to one DOCG – Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Colline Teramane, and three DOCs – Cerasuolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo and Controguerra. Abruzzo mostly produces wines from Montepulciano but also Sangiovese, Pecorino and Passerina as well as more international varietals such as Chardonnay.