May 24, 2021

Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Wall ‘PassionSentimento’ Bianco

Pasqua Romeo Juliet

Who makes it?

Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Wall is produced by Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine which was founded in 1925. From there, this family led operation has gone from strength to strength. They now produce wines from Prosecco, Soave to Amarone in the North through to Primitivos from Southern Italy. However, the Pasqua family wine history focuses on Verona, hence the naming of this range.

How do they make it?

The Romeo & Juliet Wall PassioneSentimento range includes a red and a white. Both wine use a technique called from appassimento, meaning from partially dried grapes. The Bianco has been made from Garganega grapes that have been harvested and dried for a month. After pressing, the wine is left to macerate for 12 hours for better structure. After ferment, a portion of the wine aged in French oak barrels for extra smoothness and creaminess.

For more appassimento wines, please read The Italian Red Revival – Part 1 {It is not all cut and dried}

What it does taste like?

This is a very expressive wine and it has plenty going on. It is approaching off dry, however, it is very well balanced so that the 9.5 grams/litre residual sugar is apparent but doesn’t feature. The ripeness of the grapes is well showcased with the melon and apricot fruit characters with a fresh lemon zing. There is still that typical Garganega nuttiness. Moreover, that well judged oak maturation has polished the wine with a creamy smoothness

It is big hearted and finishes with ginger spiciness. 

What to drink with it?

A wine this generous needs some particularly robust flavours. Subsequently, I would suggest a Quiche Lorraine, or, a chicken and pesto pasta.   

Cheese, yes please!

A robust flavoured cheese, something like a washed rind ripe cheese.

Quickie review « Undoubtedly, an unusual white that showcases that not only red wines work well with the appassimento method. »

Country of Origin: Veneto IGT, Italy 
Tasting Date: January 2021
Price:  UK £12 | AU $18 | USD$14++
Drink: now – 3+ year
Needs food: no
Source: purchase

Like the sound of Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Wall Bianco, you might like these dried grape wines:
Piccini Strapazzamento

Terre di Faiano Nero d’Avola

Visit Pasqua for more information and The Italian Red Revival – Part 1 {It is not all cut and dried}.

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