Abbia Nova Senza Vandalismi Bianco Passerina del Frusinate 2020
Located in the town of Pilio, about thirty miles east of Rome, Abbia Nova is a brand-new artisanal winery by cousins Daniele and Pierluca Proietti. The name 'Abbia Nova' refers to an ancient Roman road linking the town of Piglio, in the southwestern part of the region, with Abruzzo. Their Senza Vandalismi Bianco is made from 100% Passerina, an ancient and traditional grape of the Marche region, from a 50-year-old vineyard at 550m above sea level. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel aged on the fine lees for two months in glass.
The wine's pale coppery yellow colour and savoury nose of bruised apple, peach, orange blossom, and apricot open up on the palate with notes of macadamia nuts and salted almonds and ends with refreshing salty notes on the finish. It's full but fresh on the palate, rich with tension and backed by a beautifully balanced acidity.
Get this wine if you have an adventurous spirit that requires a quick fix. Make a speedy Persian Mahi ba Somagh and be satisfied.