Famiglia Pasqua Passimento Romeo and Juliet's Wall 750ml
Our label is a snapshot of the wall outside of Juliet's Balcony in Verona where she called out to Romeo, where visitors leave over 3,000 love messages a day. It's a living piece of art in our fair Verona. Although the story was fiction the families were quite real, and as rich as our wines.
Deep ruby red in color. The nose has intense aromas of red berries with hints of spices. The palate is balanced with velvety tannins, and it has a soft and round finish. A blend of dried or "appassimento" grapes of 40% Merlot, 30% Corvina and 30% Croatina. Deep ruby red in color. The nose has intense aromas of red berries with hints of spices. The palate is balanced with velvety tannins, and it has a soft and round finish. Great with red meat and game or with aged cheese.
The Merlot and Corvina grapes, selected and hand harvested with great care, are then left to dry for 1 month into wooden trays in the Fruttaio. Here, thanks to the dry and well ventilated environment where the humidity level is carefully controlled, the grapes loses around 30% of their water content and gain high sugars concentration. The vinification process takes place in separate steel tanks at controlled temperature of 25-28°C for 20 days. Maturation in large cherry barrels (at second use) for 3 months. Afterwards the grapes are blended and malolactic fermentation follows to harmonize and soften the wine.