Passerina is an ancient grape variety grown across Marche, Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, and Lazio. A common character of ripe citrus fruit unites Passerina wines regardless of the region. However, those wines from the east tend to be sharper with intense minerality and those from the west are softer with a creamy texture. The grape takes its name from the Italian word for sparrow (Passera/Passero), a bird with an insatiable appetite for ripe Passerina grapes.
Wines Made with the Passerina Grape
Passerina, as a blend or single varietal, can be found in these wines.