Nu Ltr Rosso 2018 - "Calcarius" - Valentina Passalacqua
Bright cherry fruit and a little bit of funk from 100% Negroamaro. Low in tannin creating a surprisingly drinkable juice, I mean, wine; designed to be drunk chilled. A definitive summer red wine. Bottled with minimal sulfites. 11.5% abv.
About Valentina's Calcarius Range:
Valentina's "Progetto Calcarius" natural wines all display a saline minerality that speaks of the calcareous terroir she endeavours to express. (Hence the symbol for Calcium, Ca, on each label). They are naturally low in alcohol and are bottled unfined and unfiltered for maximum flavour, with minimal sulfites.
On a fruit spectrum from highly-processed 'Froot Loops' to actual piece of fruit freshly picked off a tree with your own hands, these wines are squarely at the latter end.
Much of the wine produced in the world today is at the Froot Loop end. That's why these are wines to be enjoyed with an open mind.