Deep inky purple in its youth, Passi di Orma is accessible with soft, velvety tannin and heaps of ripe plum and blackberry, but it is also structured and serious. Layers of decadent fruit are underscored by coffee, vanilla bean, and macchia mediterranea. A harmonious finish reaffirms the wine's poise and power. This is a second wine that does not settle for second place. Food Pairing Passi di Orma's full body and rich, juicy fruit steer the list of suggested pairings toward the heavier end of the spectrum with meat dishes always an excellent choice. Dishes that play on the wine's own character should be highly rewarding, for example a lamb shank seasoned with rosemary and sea salt will tease out the herbal dryness of Tuscany while a seared duck breast with blueberry compote will echo the wine's juicy fruit. Hardy vegetarian fare such as smoky eggplant caponata will also match well with Passi di Orma.
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