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Calcarius Nu Litr Orange

Calcarius Nu Litr Orange

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Tastes just as good as it looks, a great introductory orange wine to get you and your mates hooked. Excellent freshness, and some grip, but the main draw is that juicy peach quality. Broad citrus and stone fruit flavours with a light hint of floral honey. Easy to like, and in a litre format!

Calcarius are based in Apricena, in the northern region of Gargano, Puglia (just south of Abruzzo).

Valentina Passalacqua oversees a farm comprising 80 hectares of vines, fruit, and vegetables. This project bears the fruits of patient observation, attention to terroir, and a commitment to indigenous varietals. The vineyards are characterised by Kimmeridgian calcareous soils (thus Calcarius) and are true wines of terroir - mineral, tense, and uncompromising. Valentina has been the leading exponent of biodynamics in Puglia since 2000.


What is Calcarius Nu Litr Orange?

Calcarius Nu Litr Orange is an orange wine produced by the winery Calcarius, located in the Puglia region of southern Italy. It is known for its natural winemaking practices and minimal intervention approach.


What does "orange wine" mean?

Orange wine is a type of wine made from white wine grapes that have been fermented with their skins for an extended period. This comprehensive skin contact gives the wine an orange or amber colour and can result in a unique flavour profile.


What grape varieties are used in Calcarius Nu Litr Orange?

The specific grape varieties used in Calcarius Nu Litr Orange may vary depending on the vintage and the winemaker's choices. However, common grape varieties used in orange wine production include Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Rkatsiteli, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

How is Calcarius Nu Litr Orange made?

The exact winemaking process for Calcarius Nu Litr Orange may vary, but it generally involves fermenting the white wine grapes with their skins for an extended period. This process allows for extracting colour, tannins, and flavours from the grape skins, resulting in the characteristic orange wine style.

What are the typical characteristics of Calcarius Nu Litr Orange?

While specific tasting notes can vary by vintage, Calcarius Nu Litr Orange is generally described as having a unique flavour profile with pronounced tannins, richness, and complexity. It may exhibit nutty, oxidative, floral, honeyed notes and a slightly grippy texture.


Is Calcarius Nu Litr Orange a natural wine?

Calcarius Nu Litr Orange is produced using natural winemaking practices. Natural wines prioritize minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar, avoiding additives, chemicals, or excessive manipulation.


Where can I purchase Calcarius Nu Litr Orange?

Calcarius Nu Litr Orange can be found at select wine shops, online retailers, or directly from the winery itself. It is recommended to check with local wine retailers or visit the Calcarius website for more information on where to purchase their wines.

Origin: Gargano, Puglia, Italy
Vintage: 2020
Grape variety: Falanghina
Food pairing: On its own, Shellfish, Vegetarian, Appetizers and snacks
Bottle size: 1L
ABV: 11%

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