Calcarius - Frecciabomb
Varieties: Bombino Bianco
Age of Vines: 15-20 years
Soil: Kimmeridgian Limestone
Elevation: 150-200 meters
Total Production in Bottles: 4000
Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The wine ferments on the skins for a few days in stainless steel tanks. The wine is transferred to bottle to finish as an orange petnat. The wine is not disgorged and zero sulfur is added.
This is an undisgorged, living Pét Nat. Chill the wine upright. Clean the outside of the bottle after removing from the refrigerator. Very slowly lift the crown cap while holding the entire bottle of wine vertically over the glass. Do not entirely remove the crown cap from the bottle, just enough to let it release wine down the wine bottle and into the glass.
About the Winemaker:
Calcarius is an avant-garde natural wine project from Valentina Passalacqua, focused on the kimmeridgian limestone soils of her childhood town, Arpicena, at the feet of the Gargano mountains in Puglia. Valentina worked in business in London 10 years ago. After the birth of daughter, Giulia, she felt a desire to return to her homeland and engage more with nature. This area is full of calcerous limestone in the soil, white rocks jutting out everywhere amongst the vines. Combined withe the salty air from the Adriatic sea, and Valentina’s careful picking (much earlier than all of her neighbors of course) the wines of the Calcarius project are all light on their feet and very elegant. Although the wines do receive a small dose of sulfur for stability during travel, they taste like unsulfured natural wines to us, vibrant, and easy to drink. A true reflection of the elegant terroir of the region.