Moscato Ottonel and Vidal grapes are harvested young, to capture the fruit’s acidity, and in a traditional Passito method, allowed to air dry and raisinize on racks open to outdoor ventilation for months, concentrating flavors and sugars. A lengthy fermentation is induced naturally in older barriques, where aging continues for another year, in protracted lees contact, continuously stirred. Incomparably vigorous and luscious, every vintage is destined for lengthy cellaring.
The vintage was characterized by intermittent rains and warm conditions from Spring into early Summer, which induced vigorous vine growth. Long days became a must, of leaf removals and edging around the clusters to allow sunshine to penetrate in the “fruit zone.” Ideal dry conditions arrived in August and were sustained throughout the entire harvesting period for the Paxxito varietals.
25 year cellar life.
Densely golden and amber, commonly the image of older white wines, transparently luscious to the eye; creamy texture visible and lush on the palate. Intense bouquet of tropical fruits, including apricot and pineapple, pear, honey and almond. Hints of evolving into age, through skilled structuring in the winery. A firm foundation of alcohol and sugar assures long palate and shelf life.
Desserts and fine cheeses