Native to southern Marche/northern Abruzzo, this grape was near extinction before a handful of producers resurrected it. This Passerino is grown on north facing (cooler) sandy soils, approximately 100 m above sea level. Meadow grasses, quince and ripe white peach are slicked with a firm coat of lees and lifted with white pepper to a spiced, lightly bitter finish. This is a touch loose and watery on the mid palate. I would love to see this under screw cap rather than a short plastic cork.