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9 is Enough

Rosato

Rosato Puglia   |   Foggia - Italy

About

9 is Enough is the culmination of the relatively short time Valentina has learned the nuance of her vineyard and the unique micro-sites within it. The major difference between the ‘9 is Enough’ wines and ‘Calcarius’ is the former comes from grapes grown on ‘brown’ soils while the latter is from the ‘white’ soils of her vineyard. Furthermore from a winemaking/style perspective ‘9 is Enough’ showcases the beauty of the grapes at a very low alcohol level, or 9% is enough (sub-10% across the line). She has initially set out to make them non-vintage wines, leaving herself the creative flexibility to blend across multiple vintages for unique profiles or for further experimentation in the cellar that might require the wine to be labelled non-vintage. This inaugural release of the rosé is based off of the indigenous Puglian variety Primitivo, and is entirely from the 2019 vintage.

The fruit was hand-harvested, destemmed whole-berry pressed without skin contact other than at the press with solids to open-top stainless-steel tanks for fermentation. Ambient yeast started and finished the fermentation and by the tenth day the wine was dry. It was then racked to a closed stainless-steel tank for maturation and after six months the wine was bottled without fining or filtration and just a small addition of sulfur.

Stats

  • Grapes: 100% Primitivo
  • Vineyard: Azienda Agricola Biologica Valentina Passalacqua
  • Vine Age: 10-15-years-old
  • Soil Type: Brown clay-loam with calcaire of Kimmeridgian origin and limestone subsoil
  • Viticulture: Certified organic (Practicing biodynamic)
  • Fermentation: Native – stainless-steel vat (destemmed - whole-berry pressed)
  • Skin Contact: None
  • Aging: 6 months in stainless-steel
  • pH: 3.5
  • Total Acidity: 5.6 g/L
  • Total SO2: 25 ppm
  • Total Production: 550 cases

Tasting Note

Elegant rosè of Primitivo that smells of strawberry and blackberries. On the palate, extremely fluidity and salinity enhance the wild herbal references. Energetic and resolute finish.

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