Wine of the Week

Passo del Tempio

Derek - Mon, August 17, 2015

Passo del Tempio



An easy drinking pair made by Alana McGettigan and Matt Thomson from vineyards in the hills close to Trapani on Sicily’s west coast. The gentle slopes, the Terra Rossa soils suit both grapes well.

Passo del Tempio Catarratto 2014

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Terre Siciliane

Comes from vineyards on Sicily’s west coast it’s nose vibrant and the palate has the freshness one finds in a grove of citrus fruits. The lime and lemon mix is backed by richer flavours nectarine and apricot a balance that makes it an easy drinking glass on its own but a wine that has enough depth of flavour to go well with the fish and chicken on the menu, ideal with salads and toasted Mozzarella.

Passo delTempio Syrah 2014

89 2015-21

Terre Siciliane

Bright with red fruits on the nose the palate has the warmth of the Sicilian sun. Sweet ripe, supple bramble and black cherry seem to hide the red fruits but at the back there is a savoury freshness a mix of flavours that linger on the finish. The soft, ripe mid tannins make it easy to enjoy, no jarring edges, the depth of fruit makes it a great partner to steaks, burgers and pasta, the right glass for toasted ham and cheese sandwiches.

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