Freccianera is a sparkling rosé wine re-fermented in the bottle (Pet-Nat), produced from 100% Nero di Troia – an indigenous grape variety from Puglia. This has aromas of strawberry, lychee and passion fruit.
Uva di Troia is a red variety native to south Italy which produces well-rounded medium-bodied wines with soft tannins and medium levels of acidity with notes of damson, black tea, spice and earthy leather. It can also be made into strawberry scented rosé and sparkling rosé wines.
Valentina Passalacqua’s Calcarius project is a living, working farm comprising 80 hectares of vines, fruit and vegetables, owner Valentina has been a leader in biodynamic agriculture in Puglia since 2000. She makes natural, terroir driven wines from small plots of vines in the Gargano National Park characterised by calcium and magnesium rich calcareous soil.
If you want fruit-forward, ripe, red wine for a good price, look no further than Puglia. Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region. Most Puglia wine is red, full-bodied and will pair well with a wide variety of foods. Producers in Puglia have historically focused on making great red wines and local grapes like Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Bombino Nero, but increasingly whites, rosés and sparkling wines are being produced.
With high acidity and bubbles this wine could pair well with washed rind cheese like Epoisses. Alternatively try with grilled Chorizo.