Dessert Wine – Passito Aleatico Dolce Salento IGP

Passito Aleatico Dolce Salento IGP

Passito Aleatico Dolce Solento

Name Passito Aleatico Dolce Salento IGP
Description Rich sweetness with flavours of toasted almonds, sugared fruits and honey.
ABV 15%
Grape Aleatico is an unusual red grape variety grown in small quantities in central Italy. It is used in the production of dry red and rosé wines, but is at its best as a dessert wine made in the passito manner where the grapes are air-dried prior to vinification. These are lusciously sweet with floral aromas and flavors of spice and red fruit, particularly cherries.
Region Puglia (Apulia to many English speakers) is a long, thin wine region in the far south-eastern corner of the ‘boot’ of Italy. To continue the footwear analogy often used to illustrate Italy’s shape, Puglia runs from the very point of the heel to just below mid-calf height, where the ‘spur’ of the Gargano Peninsula juts out into the Adriatic Sea. The heel (the Salento Peninsula) occupies the southern half of the region, and is of great significance to Puglia’s identity. Not only are there cultural and geographical differences when compared to northern Puglia, but the wines are also different. Where the north is slightly hillier and more connected to the customs and winemaking practices of central Italy, the south is almost entirely flat and retains a strong connection with its Greco-Roman past.
Winemaker
Cantine Due Palme