Italian wine and grape guide : Passerina


The Passerina grape variety is a grape that is cultivated mainly in the regions of Marche and Abruzzo, but also found in other regions, Emilia Romagna and Latium. The origins of this white grape variety are unknown and it is known by a variety of different names, such as Campolese, Pagadebito Gentile, Trebbiano di Teramo and Uva Passera and its name comes from the Italian word for sparrow “Passero”, in reference to the bird’s appetite for the ripe grapes of this variety. The nature of the wines produced with this grape is different for each region and it also produces very good sparkling wines, but they all have in common notes of ripe citrus fruit on the nose.

Producers growing the grape

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