Valentina Passalacqua, Puglia Italy.
She has a big biodynamic farm with vines and has been the main biodynamic producer of Puglia since 2000. A big firm, but with heart for their terroir and products and manual labour. She produces wines under her own name and label, but has started since a couple of years a new project with Danilo Marcucci, Progetto Calcarius. Valentina felt the need to isolate inside her vineyards some parcels, characterised by exclusively calcareous soils of the Kimmeridgian type. So a new line was born. Wines coming from mineral terroirs, thesis and without compromises. Indigenous varieties, such as Nero di Troia, Bombino, Greco, Falanghina and Negroamaro. No intervention in the cellar. Many of the wines come in very drinkable 1 liter bottles, perfect for summery weather and to share with friends. Goes away like lemonade. The numbers on the label are for the atomic number 20 and atomic weight 40.08 of the chemical element of Calcium (Ca).