Imagine crushing a handful of raspberries, black cherries and wild strawberries, that is what is smells like, the stalk and earth, real. The taste is equally generous and genuine, ripe cherry, a touch of basil and mint attractively rustic, wonderfully freshing.
Passerina has a habit of straying deeply into the tropical spectrum, but is saved from such indignity when picked early, here the fruit is citrus with ripe pear and dried herb. An original and lovely spumante.
A fine, taught, mineral spumante. Gentle mousse and complex red berry fruit nuance, this is the first release of this wine and whilst it may not quite be the finished article, it is a truly fascinating Blanc de Noir.