|Producer of Domaine de Torraccia, Marc Imbert---who explained to us the significance of the glass impression on the bottles, pictured below…|
A French island-acclaimed for its mountainous/rugged landscape, coastline beaches, Mediterranean sunshine---somewhat bloody history...AND of course its most famous native, Napoleon.
|one of our favs---Torraccia a blend-no pesticides used- --hence "Vin Biologique" on the label|
|Producer Marie-Brigette Juillard of Clos Teddi, Grande Cuvée|
|Clos Teddi, Grande Cuvée Red-2011 100% Niellucciu-available at ASTOR WINES $26.99|
The reds we tried- were elegant and well balanced-and age worthy-though what we sipped was appreciated on the spot-with enough umph assertiveness to drink now. Deep colors, woody aromatic-rich and full.
|a crowd favorite- the full bodied, beautiful tannins-Domaine Orenga de Gaffory, 2011 100% Niellucciu|
|Producer Henri Orenga de Gaffory of Domaine Orenga de Gaffory|
|Another fav-fyi 1769 the year Napoleon was born…and no doubt some war going on. Available in the USA this wine by Domaine Vico 100% Sciaccarellu-a Corsican grape…grown in the interior of the country.Gi|
|1769---Domaine Vico-label…with the 411|
|Tasty blend-Domaine Torraccia-2011 Red- ruby color, great finish|
|Available in the USA=Clos Venturi -Cols Red blend of Niellucciu and Syrah|
|One area of Corsica-yields the Muscat à Petits Grains grapes. …to sip as an apéritif…or more common here-a dessert wine. This one has a high sugar content---aged in oak. Yummy. By Oregnga de Gaffory|
|larger bottle on right younger Muscat-late harvest-pale yellow to a more amber color-citus notes|
FYI: the Visit Corsica site has lots of info on the who what where…and how to get there...
New to us-the wines from Corsica-are worth checking out---imo---we expect to see some of these selections-appearing on restaurant menus. By the bottle-we were told ranges are typically $15-$28.
Added Plus-one third of the Wine Producers are women---and about half of the vineyards are protected forever-so as to preserve the beautiful Corsican landscape from development.