Passerina is a very ancient vine whose cultivation seems to be limited only to the Adriatic area, in particular Marche and Abruzzo. Considered by many to be a relative of Trebbiano Giallo, the vine owes its name to a rather bizarre characteristic: its small, sweet grapes are the favorite food of sparrows (passero in Italian language).
The Passerina vine not only guarantees abundant production, but is also strong and very resistant to both atmospheric events and the numerous diseases that can attack the vineyards. Precisely thanks to these characteristics, not only is it among the grapes most appreciated by growers but, over the years, it has earned numerous nicknames such as Scacciadebito, Cacciadebiti, Pagadebito and Uva d’oro: it is easy to understand why.
As a pairing, it is ideal for risottos, shellfish, fried foods, appetizers and fish soups.