ūüÜēValentina Passalacqua, Meraviglia 2019

ūüÜēValentina Passalacqua, Meraviglia 2019

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EXCLUSIVE! Valentina Passalacqua's might be best known around these parts for her legendary easy-drinking Calcarius range but there's a whole different side to Valentina that she shows off through her "Cru" wines.

Meraviglia 2019 is made from 100% Falanghina grapes and one that Valentina works absolute wonders with in the cellar. Once picked the fruit undertakes spontaneous fermentation in steel for 5 days with skins before aging for 6 months in steel tanks. This is brimming with mandarin vibes and a touch of summer barley with a pretty punchy and perfumed aroma. This is one of the cru's we have been sampling a little too much of, serve chilled and drink fast....
Valentina Passalacqua is a trailblazing young natural winemaker in Puglia, a region not exactly known for biodynamic, no sulfur wines. ¬†She took over her family‚Äôs land (used only for cattle grazing since 1900), located inside Gargano National Park, to create a diverse farm that includes indigenous grape varietals. ¬†Her family considered the land too difficult, too poor, for crops, not realizing that they were actually sitting on a precious marble mine ‚Äď or soil that happens to be amazing for vines. ¬†The rocky, mineral-rich soil does not retain water (also great for vines), and proximity to the sea means cooling breezes and ventilation (another plus). ¬†Valentina‚Äôs wines are pure, elegant, never soupy as you sometimes see in wines from Puglia (it‚Äôs hot there). Because, she is careful about canopy management (to ensure grapes don‚Äôt get cooked) and picks early to retain freshness and acidity.¬†
Producer: Valentina Passalacqua
Region: Puglia, Italy
Grapes: Falanghina
Style: Orange
Size: 75cl
ABV: 10.5%

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