Good morning! It’s that time of the year when I start getting wines ready to bottle. I actually like this particular time. Tasting, blending, tasting, blending…not to mention all the things I have to get ready for the packaging. Labels, glass, corks, capsules…did I mention tasting? It’s very rewarding to see the wines come together in a way that you hadn’t imagined. They come into their own. They become what they were meant to be. (with a little help from the winemaker)
I want to tell you about a wine I am really excited about this year. It’s the 2017 Passaggio Verdejo. I sourced this fruit from my good friends, Heringer Estates. Heringer Estates is located in Clarksburg, just south of Sacramento. The vineyards are surrounded by the cooling waterways of the Sacramento River Delta. There are warm summer days and cool breezy evenings.
Verdejo is a Spanish varietal. It originated in North Africa but found it’s way to Spain in the 11th Century. This grape produces an intense aromatic fruit forward white wine. Passaggio Verdejo is 100% Verdejo made in all stainless steel with no malo-lactic fermentation to keep the wine fresh and lively. IF you are a Sauvignon Blanc lover, you will enjoy this wine as well. Beautiful layers of lemon and citrus along with a slight mineral note are followed by green apple, grapefruit, and a crisp acidity. Pair this with seafood dishes, spicy dishes or by itself on the patio with friends.
After I wrote the title it sounded kinda funny to me. But what the heck – it’s my blog 😉
I have been quite busy these past few months getting wines ready for bottling and I am very excited to say that all the 2013 Passaggio White wines and Rosé have been bottled. Whooohooooo!!!!
2013 is turning out to be a great vintage. The whites and the Rosé are fantastic. I was able to get the Rose Colored Glasses on the website as a pre-order and believe me, it’s going fast!! So if you would like to pre-order the Rose Colored Glasses you can do so here. I don’t think it’s going to last long!!
I think this video says it all – I am glad bottling is finally finished!! Cheers to 2013 Vintage!
I guess some of you are wondering what happens in the winery during this time of the year…or maybe not. LOL
It’s kind of quiet in the winery although we are gearing up to do some bottling. I have been cleaning. Yes, cleaning. Cleaning is just something that we are constantly doing in the winery. It’s one of the most important things we do as well as one of the most things we do. We are constantly cleaning. This week I was cleaning the production area and the Passaggio SS Drums. Hard work but it sure makes you feel better when it’s all clean… 😉
These Passaggio SS Drums are ready to be rinsed!!!
Coming Soon – Passaggio 2010 Grande Cappello Rosé
Passaggio Wines thanks all those who helped bottle the 2010 Rosé and to Justin for taking these awesome photos…
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