The Organic and Vegan Passarini Winery in Legnago in the province of Verona started in 2021 with a very satisfying balance and with some new projects.
2020 was a year full of unforeseen events and certainly difficult even for a 100% family business that has been in the wine sector since 1917. History and tradition have helped Gianfranco Passarini, his wife Annalisa and his father Luigi to face one of the most difficult moments of the last 20 years. However, it was the commitment and customer service that brought them closer to their consumers. “During the lockdown we organized the new Home Delivery service, which we are carrying on even now, precisely in order to reach all the people who have always chosen us over the years and who have trusted us”, says Gianfranco.
If 2020 represented an important year for the winery, with the arrival of a new product, the Pinot Grigio 19/17 certified Vegan and Bio, it was also a year of satisfaction given that the first awards for the Passarini winery arrived. The Brut Rosè sparkling that won the highest prize, the 4 roses, for the guide “Rosa, rosati d’Italia – Guida al Bere Rosa” by Renato Rovetta and the 3 “Rosoni” AIS- Vinetia “Veneto Wines Guide” and Pinot Brut Millesimato Vintage 2018 to which Vinetia “Veneto Wines Guide” awarded the 3 “Rosoni”, were presented to the expert palates of the most accredited guides in Italy.
The Pinot Grigio delle Venezie Bio 19/17 for the first vintage produced (2019) obtained the 3 Rosoni from Vinetia “Guida vini del Veneto” AIS and was positioned within the first 300 wines for the Verona Wine Guide. “These awards fill us with pride, giving us the awareness that the path we have taken is the right one,” says Gianfranco. “In 2021 we will engage in new and strictly organic vine planting, on one hectare of proprietary land that has already been subjected to the cultivation of Indian Mustard, an essence with important soil remediation capabilities”. This is a phytoremediation technique that Gianfranco Passarini has learned and implemented in order to rebalance the soil and prepare it for cultivation with biological protocol of a Corvina grape vineyard, in honor of the city of Verona.
Cantina Passarini produces three sparkling wines, some still wines Igt from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco and Moscato and the aforementioned Pinot Grigio Bio DOC delle Venezie 19 / 17. A peculiarity of Passarini wines is the Vegan certification, which allowed the winery to start its export business in Great Britain.