Why we love it
Passerina is a native grape from Abruzzo and Marche and had, almost completely disappeared and was mainly using in blends, making up for mainly acidity and fruit.
In the last few years, a group of wineries decided to bring the grape back, replanting it, and started making wine using just Passerina with very good results.
This sparkling white wine, made following the Charmat method, with Passerina grapes grown in Abruzzo by the Ciavolich family, is an enchanting sparkling, with a very elegant nose with floral notes and a delicate palate with soft bubbles, perfect as an aperitif but also pairs shellfish and raw fish dishes
The artisan who made it
Nestled in the Abruzzo hills, facing the Adriatic sea, is the small town of Miglianico, is located the Ciavolich winery. Founded in the late 1950's, the Ciavolich winery is now jointly run by wife and husband Chiara and Gianluca. Abruzzo is largely known for the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, but they also grow native grapes such as Cococciola and Passerina, only found in the oldest wineries and in very small quantity.