Passerina is a white grape variety originating in Italy, primarily found in the Marche and Abruzzo wine regions.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Passerina has a yellow-green colour and is characterised by its floral and fruity aromas of apple, peach, pear and citrus. On the palate, it is a medium-bodied wine with crisp acidity and a mildly bitter almond finish.

Fresh Passerina grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Passerina is primarily grown in the Marche and Abruzzo wine regions of Italy, but is also found in Lazio and Umbria. Passerina is a vigorous grape variety that prefers warm climates and does best in well-drained, sandy soils. It is often blended with other white varieties, such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, to create wines with a more complex flavour profile. In the Marche and Abruzzo, Passerina is often lighter and mineral. In Lazio, the style is usually fuller bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel. Passerina wines are versatile and can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes. They pair well with seafood, poultry, salads and light pastas.

Foods to pair with Passerina:

Asian food
Light meat
Fun Fact about Passerina
The name of Passerina comes from the Italian word for sparrow “Passero”, which refers to the bird’s appetite for the ripe grapes of this grape variety.

Top Wines with Passerina

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Velenosi Passerina Brut


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Velenosi Passerina Brut is a delightful sparkling wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in the renowned appellation, this wine is made from Passerina grapes grown in vineyards known for their unique features. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting the finest grapes and employing traditional methods to create a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. With its refreshing and lively style, Velenosi Passerina Brut offers a delightful balance of fruity and floral notes, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a sparkling wine that is both sophisticated and approachable.
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grilled fish
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Saladini Pilastri Falerio

Saladini Pilastri

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Saladini Pilastri Falerio is a delightful Italian white wine that showcases the best of the Marche region. Produced in the Falerio appellation, this wine is crafted by a renowned family-owned winery with a rich history of winemaking. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the region's unique microclimate, with warm days and cool nights, allowing for optimal ripening and flavor development. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes and gentle pressing to preserve the wine's freshness and aromatic qualities. The resulting wine is crisp and vibrant, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and a hint of minerality. It pairs beautifully with seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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grilled vegetables
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