Azienda Agricola Passalacqua Valentina


Photo by Peter Backlund

Ten years after tending the vineyard and producing wine under her eponymous label, Valentina, launched “Progetto Calcarius” which is the result of continuous research and listening to that specific terroir that led Valentina to select these specific 25 hectares.

The eye-catching labels and transparent glass are the first obvious features of these game-changing wines, but it is the Kimmeridgian limestone soils of the vineyard at the foot of the Gargano mountains that provide the soul of the wines.  These soils act like a mirror, reflecting the sun’s rays off the fruit and vines, allowing for an earlier ripening period.  This, combined with the salty air from the nearby Adriatic Sea and Valentina’s watchful eye, and harvesting at the optimum time, culminates in wines of freshness, minerality and a saline tone.  The wines are elegant and display a reserved confidence, just like the creative force behind them.


Imported by: Les Caves De Pyrène

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