Harvest 2015 was a fast and furious one to say the least. The fruit looked great...just low in yields. I am excited about this vintage. I believe you will see some beautiful wines coming in the near future. Passaggio will be releasing some new varietals in the spring of 2016. a new white wine you will see is Chenin Blanc.
Chenin blanc is a white wine variety from the Loire Valley of France. I have always said the I thought the Chardonnay grape was the most versatile grape known, but Jancis Robinson has noted that Chenin Blanc is probably the world's most versatile grape. It can be made in various ways from dry to sweet wine, to include dessert wine, and is used in sparkling wine as well. It can be made into a stand alone varitey or be used for blending.
Descriptors for Chenin blanc range from minerality, a green plum called Greengage, angelica, honey, peaches, barley, marzipan, and quince. Wow, what a range of descriptors. I am excited for this varietal to be part of the Passaggio line.
That's all for now. Stay tuned for more exciting varietals being released Spring 2016.