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‘Soul Glou’

Rosso Puglia   |   Foggia - Italy


While those old enough would think the name is a play on the hair product from the 80s movie ‘Coming to America’ it is in fact Valentina’s drive to capture the soul of the pinnacle of the gulpable factor with red grapes. The little play on words, albeit it would be mis-pronounced, just adds to the playfulness of the wine. This is carbonic Primitivo masquerading as a light lager or cold fruit punch after mowing the yard. Thirst quenching, mouthwatering and flat out a pleasant drop.

The fruit was hand-harvested and left fully intact then placed into sealed stainless-steel tanks without dry ice for a true carbonic fermentation. After two days on skins the bunches were basket-pressed to finish fermentation in open-top stainless-steel tanks. It was aged without temperature control for six months and then bottled without fining or filtration and just a small addition of sulfur.


  • Grapes: 100% Primitivo
  • Vineyard: Azienda Agricola Biologica Valentina Passalacqua
  • Vine Age: 5-18-years-old
  • Soil Type: Kimmeridgian calcaire over limestone
  • Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
  • Fermentation: Native – sealed stainless-steel vat (100% whole-cluster/carbonic)
  • Skin Contact: 2 days
  • Aging: 6 months in stainless-steel
  • Alcohol: 10.7%
  • pH: 3.47
  • Total Acidity: 5.97 g/L
  • Total SO2: 35 ppm
  • Total Production: 844 cases
  • UPC: 727760517367

Tasting Note

A pomegranate and blood orange explosion on the nose with feint tinges of summer herbs. The palate shows the wild berries that make Primitivo so delicious (when made right), lighter tones of strawberry with a touch of balsamic emerge before a lightly tannic, crunchy finish. Give this a chill and enjoy.

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