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Project Calcarius

Hellen Rosso

Nero di Troia2019Red

Puglia, Italy

11.5% ABV

Hellen Rosso is a lively, vibrant, fruit forward red, made to quench your thirst. This indigenous mediterranean gem, from the limestone soils of Puglia, is funky to the bone.

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Tasting notes

Fruity

Funky

Earthy

Juicy

Refreshing

Complex

Characteristics

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BodyMedium Light
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AromaMedium High
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AcidityMedium

Whats the Occasion

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Red to ChillRed to Chill
Budget FriendlyBudget Friendly
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Drink While CookingDrink While Cooking
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The grapes

  • Nero di Troia

Recommended Usage

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PAIR WITH

Charcuterie, Pasta, pizza with tomato sauce & mushrooms, Poultry

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DECANTER

Open bottle 30 minutes before drinking

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SERVING TEMPERATURE

14 - 16°C

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STORAGE TIME

Drink Young

Tasting Notes

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  • Fruity
  • Funky
  • Earthy

The first thing that jumps out of the glass is a flinty burst of fruit. From dark cherries, and strawberries to ripe plums and well integrated earthy notes. There is surprising complexity to this fresh wine.

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  • Juicy
  • Refreshing
  • Complex

A wine full of energy and flesh, with vibrant acidity. The rustic purity of the fruit is balanced by a mildly tannic side leading to a textured finish. The minerality and salinity present breaks all the schemes of Pugliese Nero di troia.

Puglia, Italy

in the vineyard

making the wine

The Brains Behind It

From boardroom to sunny hillside

Project Calcarius is the invention of Valentina Passalacqua. Originally a marketing executive, Valentina tossed aside the corporate world to move to the sundrenched white hills and endless days of peaceful Puglia. On her remote estate, she creates wines according to her own vision: twining tradition with fresh modernity, and throwing a splash of vivid colour over the southern Italian wine industry.

Valentina