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2017 Passito

2017 Passito
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Blend: 90% Marechal Foch, 10% Leon Millot


Passito is named for the art of drying grapes after harvest for elevated intensity and roundness in our cool climate red wine. We started drying freshly picked grapes on October 20 and used a controlled flow of air over the berries for 18 days, monitoring sugar concentration and quality development every day. We follow the age-old appassimento traditions of ripasso winemaking made famous in northern Italy using a double fermentation on the dried skins. We researched this red wine style for five years at Kentville Research and Development Centre in the winery’s early years and find parallels with the dried fig characters that Italian versions have. The 2017 Passito is a blend of Marechal Foch and Leon Millot with 30% dried grapes at 25.4 Brix and ripasso methods of dried grape skin and lees contact. Matured 29 months in 5year+ aged American oak barrels. The goal is to develop round tannins during barrel aging with balanced subtle oak flavour. Bottled June 2020. Dry with notes of cherry, cocoa, cracked pepper and soft, supple tannins.

Suitable for vegan diets.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Annapolis Valley
Harvest Date
October 20, 2017
Sugar
21 Brix at harvest, dried to 25.4 Brix
Aging
Matured 29 months in 5 year+ aged American oak barrels, significantly longer than previous vintages.
Bottling Date
June 2020
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
12.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The goal is to develop round tannins during barrel aging with balanced subtle oak flavour. Dry with notes of cherry, cocoa, and cracked pepper with soft, supple tannins.
Production Notes
Appassimento techniques
Winemaker Notes
90% Marechal Foch, 10% Leon Millot
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted vegetables, Rich tomato-based dishes, Italian, Greek and Mexican cuisine, Medium and strong cheese
Other Notes
Certified Organic by Pro-Cert
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