Winegrower: Valentina Passalacqua
Region: Apulia (Italy)
Grape varieties : nero di troia, bombino bianco (trebbiano), pinot griggio, greco, falanghina, alberello, montepulciano, primitivo, negroamaro, aleatico
Surface Winery: 80 ha
Certification: Organic Wine (AB)
We're talking to you about his Winery
|Valentina Passalacqua, a winegrower working in the Gargano region in the north of the Puglia vineyards (the Great Italian South!), offers pure wines, highlighting the minerality of her limestone terroir.
After studying law and starting her career in the London business community, Valentina Passalacqua returns to the land, and takes over the family Winery in the town of Apricena, Italy. She explains this choice in particular following the birth of her daughter Giula. She then realizes that she wants to return to a simple life, more coherent with what she was able to live during her own childhood, and thus leaves the comfort (and stress) of her London life. Winery has been run by her family for several generations and consists of 80 hectares of vineyards on the Adriatic coast. Around it? The Gargano National Park (there are sadder and less beautiful places in the world!). Here there is a terroir made up of Kimmeridgian limestone soils from the Jurassic (similar to Chablis) which gives a certain minerality to the wines produced.
Through her wines, Signora Passalacqua also wishes to show the unique expression of the region's indigenous and traditional grape varieties: Nero di Troia, Primitivo, Negroamaro, Bombino bianco and Montepulciano. Most of the wines on Winery are in mono-Grape variety.
Contrary to what is currently done in the vineyards of Puglia, Valentina seeks for her wines the expression of the minerality of her terroir, giving priority to juices that are fruity and low in alcohol.
Digestible, very refreshing wines to drink all year round! Thank you Valentina!