Tech/Fact Sheet for the new Cantele Le Passanti, dried-grape Fiano
Le Passanti Fiano Passito
Appellation: I.G.T. Salento
Grape: 100% Fiano
Production area: Manduria, Pulsano
Yield per hectare: 50 tons (4,500 plants per hectare)
Harvest: second half of September with some late harvest
Training: Spurred cane Guyot
Vinification: Grapes are picked in small crates that are then used to dry the grapes in a single stack in a covered loft with temperature and humidity control. After roughly 2 months, the dried grapes are pressed to obtain a dense sweet must that ferments slowly for a few weeks, first in stainless steel vats and then in barrique and tonneaux.
Aging: At least 2 years in cask and then in stainless steel and bottle
Aging potential: This is a very distinctive wine that will continue to evolve over time and reward the patient wine lover.
Color: Brilliant gold with sunny, bright nuance
Nose: Very intense, as if it were produced in a bee hive rich with floral and fruit aromas. Acacia honey and Cane apple. Orange flower and bergamot.
Palate: On the palate this wine reveals endless layers of delicate, smooth sensations, with superb balance between its freshness and aromatic character. The sweetness of this wine on the palate reminds some of “kisses that were never dared to be given…”
Pairing: Classic pastries filled with cream or almond paste. Piquant, rich cheeses.