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Doppio passo

Italian name (dt "double passage") for a special form of vinification, in which two vintages done at different times. The grapes of the first harvest are slowly fermented. The second part is harvested after three to four weeks and has thereby higher maturity and concentration. This is now fermented as well. Now the two quantities of wine are mixed and added again fermentation brought. Such a wine has a big one aromas and a little higher alcohol content on. This procedure comes mainly in Apulia for the vine Primitivo ( Tribidrag ) for use. Similar methods are Governo and Ripasso,

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