Passito - Vino Liquoroso - a sweet wine from Francesco Intorcia in Marsala in western Sicily made from Muscat grapes left to dry on the vine at maturity. The dried grapes were harvested at the end of September and the wine aged in oak barrels. It is an aromatic wine of persistent flavor, intense bouquet and scents of candied fruit. Excellent as a dessert wine and best if matched with mild cheeses.
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|Wine style||White dessert wine.|
|Grapes||Moscato di Alessandria|
|Maturation||Aged for a period in oak barrels.|
|Bouquet||Intense and complex bouquet, characterized by hints reminiscent of dried apricots, dates, honey and scents of candied fruit.|
|Taste||Aromatic, sweet, harmonious, well-balanced and excellent persistence.|
|Pairs with||Excellent as dessert wine, best if matched with mild cheeses. Serve at 8-10 C.|