Calcarius, 'Hellen' Rosso 2020
Moreish red fruits, perfect lightly chilled yet with great structure for versatile pairings.
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. Hellen is made from Nero di Troia, showing delicious dark berry fruit, Mediterranean herb and a saline finish. An incredibly moreish natural wine that is perfect for chilling down before drinking.
Wine: CALCARIUS Hellen Rosso
Producer: Valentina Passalacqua
Region/Country: Puglia, Italy
Grape/s: Nero di Troia
Production Method: Natural, wild fermentation in stainless steel.
Style: Pure fruited, savoury, herbal, delicious
Pairing Suggestion: Serve chilled, goes well by itself
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.