Azienda Agricola Pasetti

Italy

The story of the Pasetti estate began in the early 1900’s when Mimmo Pasetti’s great grandfather Silvestro purchased the first vineyards, initially as a grape grower. It was his grandson Franco who first decided to use their grapes to bottle wines under their own label. The initial bottling was in celebration of his first grandchild’s birth, Francesca. Just like her grandmother Rachele, Francesca had beautiful red hair, so the label that was created for this wine was “Testarossa” (red head). Franco’s son Mimmo eventually took over the winery and – defying all odds – decided to go against the common practice in the area of producing economically priced wines of medium quality. Instead, he focused on the premium character of the grapes grown on his vineyards. Mimmo and his dynamic wife Laura carefully added selected vineyards to their property, all located within the National Park area Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga. In their efforts they are joined by the three children – Business Manager Francesca Rachele, Export Manager Massimo, and Enologist Davide.

All their wines tell a remarkable story of dedication, determination, and an uncompromising approach to quality.

Wines

Pasetti Testarossa Rosso · Profile

The first wine bottled by Mimmo Pasetti to celebrate the birth of his daughter Francesca. This 100% Montepulciano entices with its complexity, structure, and depth. The colour is a deep ruby red, in the nose aromas of ripe red fruit, plums and cherries are complemented by pleasant notes of violet. On the palate sensations of cocoa, licorice, tobacco, leather and black pepper lead into a long finish with elegant tannins.

SKU 800054

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Also available in a magnum size – SKU 800058

Pasetti Testarossa Rosso · Pairing

The wine will benefit from decanted at least 3 hours before serving. It matches well with a variety of flavourful, substantial dishes such as lasagna, braised meats, lamb, and wild game.

Pasetti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC · Profile

Given the attractive price point, a surprisingly complex red wine with great structure. It displays a vivid ruby colour and aromas of blackberry, currant, blueberries, and licorice with hints of cinnamon and black pepper. On the palate it is supple and warm with soft, mature tannins. A beautiful long and persistent finish.

 

SKU 800056

Pasetti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC · Pairing

The wine stands up to a variety of flavourful preparations, especially wild boar, grilled meats, and red sauce pasta dishes.

Pasetti Harimann Montepulciano · Profile

The wine displays a deep velvet ruby colour and has an enticing bouquet of elegant, ripe red fruits, black cherries, and plums. There are hints of violet and dried red flowers to add to the exotic character. Tertiary aromas of walnuts, black licorice, coffee, and dark chocolate are complemented by subtle notes of clove and nutmeg. A fascinating Montepulciano with great structure and complexity, ripe and well integrated tannins that all lead into a lingering finish.

SKU 800059

Pasetti Harimann Montepulciano · Pairing

A wonderful choice with any celebratory dinner. The complexity and full-bodied texture of this wine pairs well with flavourful roasts, venison, lamb, and osso bucco. A delight with an after dinner cigar.