Melini Italian Passieno 75Cl

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£ 9.00
  • Passieno is an intense and elegant red, obtained from the ancient technique of vinifying together fresh and slightly dried grapes to intensify the flavours and richness of the wine. The wine is then aged for several months in oak to enhance complexity and smoothness. Pairs perfectly with tasty pasta, grilled red meats or mature cheeses.
  • Wine of Italy
  • From partially dried grapes
  • Pack size: 75CL


Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphites

Tasting Notes

  • On the nose, fresh blackberries and plums well integrated with aromas typical of drying, like dried fruit and flowers, vanilla and spice. A deep, velvety, lingering palate.

Wine Colour


Alcohol Units



14.5% vol


Gruppo Italiano Vini S.p.A

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Alessandro Zanette



Alcohol Type


Vinification Details

  • Passieno is obtained from the ancient technique of vinifying together fresh and slightly dried grapes. Part of the grapes are picked when perfectly ripe and transferred to the cellar for processing, so the freshness and fragrance of the grapes remain intact. The varieties best suited to drying are left in part on the vine and harvested with a further concentration of the grapes in order to give to the wine concentration and aromas recalling “appassimento”.


  • Melini was founded in 1705 by a wealthy merchant family from Florence. The cellar was rebuilt in the early 1970s bringing it to the forefront of modern winemaking. It is nestled into the side of a hill and constructed on four levels in order to achieve the progressive phases of vinification by gravity rather than pumping.

Storage Type


Storage Instructions

  • This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 5 years

Produce of

Product of Italy

Name and address

  • Melini S.p.A.,
  • Nelle Proprie Cantine Di Poggibonsi,
  • Italia.

Return to

  • Melini S.p.A.,
  • Nelle Proprie Cantine Di Poggibonsi,
  • Italia.

Lower age limit

18 Years

Net Contents

750ml ℮

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7 Reviews

Average of 3.6 stars

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Excellent quality!

5 stars

2015 - Excellent wine! Very smooth and easy to drink. Best to decant and leave for an hour or so before drinking at room temperature. Goes well with most food, but can also be drank on it's own.


5 stars

WOW MIND BLOWING Best red wine I've ever tasted. Comparable to wines of 5 times the price. Full bodied flavoursome excellent.

Expensive Alcoholic Vinegar - Horrible

1 stars

I do like appassimento wines from Italy, mainly from the Puglia region, so thought I would try this. Unfortunately, this wine is a very poor relation. The best way to describe it is a very sweet alcoholic red liquid with very little structure and a nasty vinegary undertone. Both my wife and I took two sips each and the rest went down the sink. A very unpleasant wine. I won't be buying wines from Tesco again!


4 stars

Lovely smooth wine. Somewhere between Aglianico and Passimento. Good with red meat or cheese, probably a bit too powerful for drinking on its own.

Wonderful warming spiced red...

4 stars

Delicious, honeyed red wine with a distinctive flavour from the partially dried grapes. Unusual, but rich and with more warming flavour than many reds at this price. Certainly worth buying especially when on offer, if you can find it in store. I hope Tesco will continue to stock this striking and affordable wine.

Smooth Red aged to give high alcohol content

5 stars

Excellent smooth and intense red wine, you can taste the dried raisins flavour, a smell of liquorice and dark fruits. Very enjoyable with red meats and mature cheeses.

Might be nice if I could get to it.

1 stars

Such a disappointment. Did not even get the corkscrew into the bottle. The cork was pushed in without effort. Will be taking it back.

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