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Traveling From Tank to Stainless Barrel

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I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend…it has been a great start to the 2012 Passaggio Wines…

I took the 2012 Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio off of cold settling and racked them to stainless barrels and tank.  Tasting the juice before fermentation…what a great day!  This is the beginning….this is it – gotta get this right!!!  What’s the pH…?  What’s the TA…? What’s the ML…?  What’s the YAN…? What’s the Brix…?  Whew!!! – here we go…yeast and nutrient are lined up and ready for the next step.  Stay tuned for more…

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Let the 2012 Harvest Fun Begin

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Here we go…let the games begin!! I am very excited about this year’s harvest.  The grapes look great.  The Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio pressed and in tank for cold settling…

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A Stainless Christmas In July

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Is that all stainless…?  I get that question a lot about my wines.  Passaggio Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Rosé are all fermented and aged in stainless tanks.  They do not go through malolactic fermentation which gives these wines a nice crispness that pairs well with food.  I also love to ferment the wines in different vessels, with different yeasts. They are left on the lees and stirred often.  I feel this adds a nice complexity to the wines.  The wines are then blended and cold/heat stabilized.

I was very excited to unwrap my new stainless drums and my new stainless tank.  It felt like Christmas in July.  If you would like a tour and tasting of Passaggio Wines just send an email to passaggiowines@comcast.net – it’s a pretty cool place – check it out Dogpatch Wine Works

Hope to see you there!

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Got Any Grapes…?

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If you haven’t tasted any of the Passaggio Wines now is your chance.  Join me in downtown Napa on July 11th, 2012, 6-8pm for a flight of Passaggio Wines.  1313 Main will be pouring the 2011 Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and the Rose Colored Glasses.  All three perfect for these warm summer days…perfect with light foods and great company of friends.

I do have a few t-shirts to give away…get there early!!

Hope to see you there…

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Cheers to 2011 Rosé

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Yesterday was an awesome bottling day…I bottled the 2011 Passaggio Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and the Rosé.  (whew!!)  The Rosé was a particularly fun project for me simply because it’s an unusual blend.  The stainless 2011 Rosé is 82% Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley and 18% Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

These wines will soon be released to the Passaggio wine club members.  If you haven’t joined the Passaggio Passionistas yet check it out here.  Stay tuned for some more exciting news coming soon…

A big shout out to Leslie who helped me pack boxes…

Cheers,

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Last Call

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Passaggio Wines will soon be sporting new labels.  It has been a wonderful journey and I hope that you are following your passion as well.  I started this journey in 2004, launching the 2007 Unoaked Chardonnay in 2008.  Since that time, Passaggio Wines has added a Pinot Grigio, Rosé, and Pinot Noir.
I am very excited about the new labels this year
The 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay and Rosé are already sold out.  There are only a few cases left of the 2010 Pinot Grigio…
To make some room for the 2011 vintage I am offering a 50% discount on the remaining 2010 Pinot Grigio.  This may be the last time I make a 50% discount offer…Passaggio Passionistas Wine Club members receive a 20% discount on all wines…

When you log in to the Passaggio website all you need to do is add the following coupon code to your order.

Coupon code: labels

Thank you so much for all your support throughout this wonderful journey…

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