Calcarius - Frecciabomb Rosato Pét-Nat

Calcarius - Frecciabomb Rosato Pét-Nat

Nero di Troia is quite at home in the province of Foggia, where it is thought to have originated as we know it today. The grape is generally small-to-medium sized berries with quite high tannins. Valentina loves to get just the right amount out of each grape and nowhere is this more apparent than Nero di Troia.

The grapes were harvested in early August and cold soaked overnight. The fruit was whole- bunch pressed directly to stainless-steel tanks where it fermented for three days. When the wine was roughly two-thirds finished with fermentation it was then bottled without any additions and finished fermentation in bottle. The wine aged for three to four months to finish the fermentation and released without disgorgement.

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.

This has aromas of exotic fruit and clear notes of strawberry, lychee and passion fruit. Great acidity, minerality, and a big mix of red fruits.

Mesclun Salad, Smoked Meat, Curry

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.

Tasting Notes

This has aromas of exotic fruit and clear notes of strawberry, lychee and passion fruit. Great acidity, minerality, and a big mix of red fruits.

Pairings

Mesclun Salad, Smoked Meat, Curry