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Valentina Passalacqua ‘Mare e Foresta’ Bianco Puglia IGP 2018

Estate: Located inside Gargano National Park in northern Puglia, Valentina Passalacqua farms her family vines using biodynamic, organic and low intervention methods. The 80 hectares of land was once thought to be so poor that only cattle were grazed on it. At 200 meters in elevation, the calcareous white rocky soil is complimented by Mediterranean climate. The rock star of Puglia, passionate and expressive, just as her wines, check out her bio in her own words here.

Philosophy: “I make natural wine above all to sit down at the table with the people I love, drink my wines, enjoy the harmony with food and excite me…”

Winemaking: Vines are in clay and limestone soils. From Valentina’s site: spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts in open vats, 4 days skin maceration, aged in stainless steel.

Tasting Notes: Amber coral in colour, with aromas of apricot, sea spray, forest floor and lemon. Apricot, orange zest and clean minerality are framed by zippy acidity and light, green tea tannins. Sea salt, pink grapefruit and mandarin orange linger between each nimble sip.

100% Pinot Grigio
Bianco Puglia IGP
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Valentina Passalacqua
10.5% Alcohol
$29 [1 Liter]

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