Passum harks back to wines praised by the ancients, wines that were the result of lengthy maturation or semi-drying of the grapes. Deep garnet colour, with the limpidity and warm, intense sheen of garnet turning to ruby that are the assurance of great richness and a powerful structure. Broad, elegant and lingering bouquet with hints of plum and redcurrant jam. Warm, austere palate that underscores Passum's generosity and fullness. Its notable harmony and balance are enhanced by tannins that soften to sweetness and by a pleasant sapidity. Very intense and long-lasting aroma typical of great, long-aging wines.
Cascina Castlèt has belonged to the Borio family for generations. I, Mariuccia, inherited it from my father in 1970. Over the years I’ve had to make brave decisions, also with regard to marketing, with bottles and labels that have been seductive, sometime provocative and very individual. A touch of creativity has always gone into the names of our wines: Passum, Policalpo, Avié, Litina, Goj, Ataj and Uceline. They all have a little secret, a story, which we invite you to try and discover.
“Those who choose a bottle of Cascina Castlèt love beautiful things, good things, things that make them dream”. It’s a matter of ethics and culture. For us, ethics and culture mean respect for the environment and for those who work with it.
Pairing Suggestions: Best served at 18°C in large crystal glasses either from the bottle or from a carafe.Passum is regarded as a wine to drink in meditation. It makes its best showing, however, as the companion of meat courses forming the pièces de resistance of both classic and local cuisines: excellent with braised meats and game, ideal with mature cheeses and dishes prepared with truffles.
Maturation: Maturation in both French oak barriques and medium-sized conventional vats for about a year is followed by the acquisition of finesse in bottle for another six or more months before Passum is placed on the market.