Definitions for "Passito"
Italian An Italian wine made from dried grapes, and the technique for making it. Similar to the French passerillage.
(Pah-SEE-toe) - Italian wine-making process in which harvested grapes are placed in a dry room (traditionally on straw mats) to dry into raisins before being pressed. The procedure concentrates the sugars in the grape juice, and is usually used to make sweet wines, although one of the finest -- Amarone (which see) -- is usually dry.
Sweet wine made from semi-dried grapes