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Urbino Centro Storico
Region: Marche
Zone: Colli Maceratesi DOC

Colli Maceratesi Passito DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: White wine
Kind: Sweet wine
Taste: Sweet
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 15.5%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 2 years
Storage potential: 10 years

Colli Maceratesi Passito is a dessert wine made from the same impressive grape composition as Colli Maceratesi Bianco , namely Maceratino (70-100%), also known as Ribona or Montecchiese, but now you have to hold one tight, because in addition to the main grape, the following grapes may be used: Incrocio Bruni 54 and/or Pecorino and/or Trebbiano Toscano and/or Verdicchio and/or Chardonnay and/or Sauvignon and/or Malvasia Bianca Lunga (locally known as Malvasia Toscana) and/or Grechetto (only in the province of Macerata, and only 30% maximum), with the permitted addition of local white grapes (0-15%).

The above mentioned grapes are either picked when they are slightly dried on the vine, or they are picked and placed on shelves in special drying rooms to dry lightly. This reflects the higher sugar content, which gives the darker color and the higher alcohol content.

The wine has a more or less dark straw color, a distinctive scent of dried grapes, and an ethereal, intense, harmonious and velvety taste.

The mandatory aging period is 2 years, starting with December 1st of the harvesting year, of which minimum 3 months in barrels.

The wine pairs well with desserts.

Great dishes to have with Colli Maceratesi Passito DOC

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