Calcarius, NU Litr Rosso 2020
Fruity, fresh and extremely smashable. Serve chilled and in the sun for a great time! That bloody Negroamaro again, doing the thing, pleasing the crowds. This whole NU Litr range should be put in the drawer of every hotel room, move the Bible. It's the stuff of conversion.
Calcarius are based in Apricena, Puglia. It is a living, working farm comprising 80 hectares of vines, fruit and vegetables, owner Valentina Passalacqua has been a leader in biodynamic agriculture in Puglia since 2000. This is 100% Negroamaro, generously fruity and extremely smashable. Cherry, raspberry and Mediterranean herb character combine with soft, powdery tannins and an extremely moreish finish. It’s a great summertime red, perfect slightly chilled.
Wine: CALCARIUS NU Litr Rosso
Producer: Valentina Passalacqua
Region/Country: Puglia, Italy
Production Method: Natural, skin macerated. Wild fermented in stainless steel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Style: Medium bodied, very fragrant with lovely pithy texture
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats and vegetables, all on its own
Calcarius are based in Apricena, in the northern region of Gargano, Puglia. The vineyards are characterised by kimmeridgian calcareous soils (thus Calcarius) and are true wines of terroir - mineral, tense, and uncompromising. Valentina has been the leading exponent of biodynamics in Puglia since 2000. The grape varieties are Nero di Troia, Greco Bianco, Bombino, Negroamaro and Aleatico - largely indigenous to the local area and not widely planted outside of it.