Skip to main content
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart

2022 Vino Rosato “Passatella”

Steiger-Kalena
Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX

Don’t miss our first import from Molise, a small region sandwiched between Abruzzo and Puglia along southern Italy’s Adriatic coast. Sparsely populated and notoriously mountainous, Molise is obscure even to Italians, who have a running joke that they’ve never heard of the place (in fact, many have not). Montepulciano, Aglianico, and the native Tintilia make up this rosato whose flavor is as electric as its bright cherry hue. The Passatella is an ideal match for summery dishes like sliced tomato salads and seafood pastas. A garlicky gazpacho will complement a cold glass especially nicely.

Anthony Lynch

Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX

Technical Information
Wine Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 85% Montepulciano, 10% Aglianico, 10% Tintilia
Country: Italy
Region: Molise
Producer: Steiger-Kalena
Winemaker: Giulio Steiger
Vineyard: Planted in 2016, 12 ha total
Soil: Clay, limestone
Aging: Ages about 8-9 months in large concrete casks
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 14.5%

About The Region

Molise

Molise map

Italy’s second-smallest region by surface area and population, Molise is a mountainous enclave tucked along the Adriatic Sea between Abruzzo to the north and Puglia to the south. Its western side, bordering Campania, consists of Apennine peaks that gradually descend toward the coastline. With a range of climate zones from Mediterranean along the Adriatic to continental in the higher inland areas, with temperate foothills in between, there is great potential for fine wine production in Molise.
While winemaking here predates the Roman Empire, the region’s isolation and mountainous nature has prevented it from achieving the productivity or commercial success of some of its neighbors. The first commercial bottlings date back to the 1970s near the coast, and in the 1990s more independent producers began popping up, but without really focusing on quality. Molise still has a high proportion of home winemakers who vinify for familial consumption relative to other regions, although in recent years some newer producers have made a concerted effort to create serious wine on a commercial scale. Steiger-Kalena, the first and only Molise producer to grace KLWM shelves, is an exciting example of this shift toward quality, and a delightful demonstration of what is capable in this secluded region.

More from Molise or Italy

Discount Eligible $166.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $54.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $27.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $25.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $95.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $43.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $45.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $31.00
SOLD OUT
Discount Eligible $19.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $41.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $21.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX
Kermit Lynch pulling wine out of a cellar.

If you're looking for value, look where no one else is looking.

Inspiring Thirst, page 211

Discount Eligible $30.00
AT CART MAX