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2017 IL PASSITO, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon

2017 IL PASSITO, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon

Il Passito is a wine for kings and queens; rich, unctuous and complex. An elegant and nuanced honey sweet dessert wine, made in the fine sauterne style. This 2017 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon displays bright aromas of honey, vanilla bean, and citrus zest with rich butterscotch-caramel undertones.

A regal dessert wine made from overripe grapes which develop Botrytis cincerea, or "Noble Rot", shriveling the skins and enhancing sugar, acid and flavor intensity. The resulting harvest in late autumn is vastly diminished in yield, then barrel-fermented and aged for 2 years, becoming more concentration and flavorful.

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*Sauterne Style*
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$69.00
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SKU: WS3011
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$828.00
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
54% Sauvignon Blanc, 46% Semillon
Appellation
North Coast
Harvest Date
December 12, 2017
Acid
8.0 g/L
pH
3.37
Aging
24 Months in Bordeaux French oak, 100% New Oak
Bottling Date
September 9, 2019
Residual Sugar
142.60
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine displays bright aromas of honey, vanilla bean, and citrus zest with rich butterscotch-caramel undertones.
Vineyard Notes
Grapes Grown in The Yountville AVA.
Winemaker Notes
A regal dessert wine made from overripe grapes which develop Botrytis cinerea, or “Noble Rot”, shriveling the skins and enhancing sugar, acid, and flavor intensity. This succulent and deliciously spicy white wine is made in the style of some of the world’s greatest dessert wines, such as Sauternes and the “dried grape” white wines of Sicily such as “Passito di Pantelleria”.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with dried fruit (especially figs), or foie gras with honey or almond paste on a crostini to show its complex and intriguing aromas and succulent spice.

Product Reviews

P. Wildt's Gravatar
P. Wildt
(Nov 17, 2022 at 1:45 AM)
Complex, delicious honey sweet wine. North coast of California's finest. Crisp apple and citrusy finish. It's a blend with Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Know your blends and you'll learn to love love them

Kaylin Evans's Gravatar
Kaylin Evans
(Nov 21, 2022 at 3:46 AM)
Really interesting nutty and sesame seed. Would be great in a cocktail. Unusual in a good way.

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