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Passione Mento Baby Amarone 750ml
Today we've got quite a set of unique wines from Famiglia Pasqua. We were first introduced to these when we visited Pasqua on a trip to the Verona area but we've also had a chance to sample the latest vintages here at home.
You may recognize Pasqua from their excellent Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore or their Amarone. The latter is made from grapes that are dried for 3 months, a very expensive process where the grapes lose up to 60% of their volume.
The Pasqua family; however, had the idea of making use of this technique in a more economical way, by drying the grapes for a shorter period of time so that they only lose 15-30% of their volume. Even more startling was that they decided to apply this technique not only to a red wine, but also to a white. As a result, the Bianco is believed to be the only dry white created by any Veneto producer using the appassimento method.