The Rustic Italian Natural Mixed Case that consists of just 4 bottles is one of our favourite mixed cases yet!
The 4 bottle case consists of the following wines:
1 x 75cl Progetto Calcarius Frecciabomb 2017
1 x 75cl Progetto Calcarius Hellen 2017
The Vini di Giovanni Chiaretto Rosso practically jumps out of the glass bustling with flavour. You have to try this wine!!! Vini di Giovanni is known locally as “the shepherd who makes wine” 2017 was the first vintage he bottled, before that his wines were for local consumption only, and now 2018 is here, and literally jumping out the glass!
The 2017 Sottoterra from Valentina Passalacqua in these rustic looking 1L bottles is absolutely stunning! Authentic biodynamic wines, without any of that fancy marketing, these are rustic and damn tasty!! Like a mix between a fine Pinot noir and a Cantillon lambic. Nothing fake here. Best enjoyed slightly chilled.
Two wines from the infamous Progetto Calcarius. The heart of Calcarius project is in the awareness of the fundamental worth of the soil and the salt components and the synergistic relationship with the Mediterranean climate choosing the indigenous grapes of this piece of Puglia. The Calcarius project vineyard takes roots in the Gargano area, in the community of Apricena where the calcareous draws and decides the life of the persons. This part of Puglia is generating form a calcareous platform with white colour or pink colour, made by compacted limestone rocks crystallized in the Superior Jurassic more than 150 millions of years ago and exactly in the Kimmeridgian geologic era. The land appears on the surface with the typical regolith rocks, which are the result of the limestones crushing and the dark and red clays created by chemical and physical processing of decomposition of these calcareous rocks. Puglia, with its Tavoliere and its Murgia, is the longest region of Italy, but it’s also the region with the greatest coastal development, given that for about 800 km it is bathed by the sea. This presence offers an extremely stable and pleasant climate for most of the year. Therefore, ideal conditions for viticulture which in fact is among the most productive at a national level. 70% of the production is made up of red wines, among which the Negroamaro and the Primitivo are dominant. Among the white wines, on the other hand, the white Bombino, the verdeca and the white Malvasia are representative.
The 17 The Progetto Calcarius Hellen has a grassy minerality on the nose, like many natural wines but doesn’t fall short on mouthfeel and excellent balance, not too effervescent, fruity, slightly dry with great acidity for what it is. A steal for the price. Gear up for a bottle, too hard to put down. Somehow they found this level of acidity in Puglia, something we’ve not experienced until now. Love it. The Progetto Calcarius Frecciabomb is the perfect wine for aperitif or spectacular with fresh burrata! There are tropical fruit, green apple and white peach flavours going on, this is a really special wine!
We have added a good discount on this case so the wines are a somewhat of a bargain, we hope you enjoy the selection.