"Tenerezza" - Valentina PassalacquaVinarius
Made from 100% Montepulciano picked from young vines that undergo spontaneous steel fermentation with direct press before being aged for 6 months in steel tanks. Once you pop that crown cap, be prepared for big aromas of wildflowers, hay, apple and heaps of cranberry. The palate starts with some pretty prominent mineral notes (chalk) before it goes all fruity with pomegranate, blueberry, currant, and cherry. Good acidity, tannins and a super long finish.
Valentina Passalacqua is a young natural winemaker in Puglia. She took over her family’s land (used only for cattle grazing since 1900) inside Gargano National Park to create a winery dedicated to indigenous grape varietals and producing easy-drinking, beautiful wines.