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Vin de France Faustine Vieilles Vignes Comte Abbatucci (Domaine) 2018

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for the adventurous
  • Color:Red
  • Biodynamics
  • 13.50% 
  • 2.25L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

A superb red from Corsica stylistically quite similar to a Garrigue. Its balance and freshness will stun you. More info

  • Quantity: 3 Bottles
  • Level: 3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 good appearance
  • Country/Region: Corsica
  • Appellation/Wine: Vin de France
  • Producer/Owner: Comte Abbatucci (Domaine)
  • More information....

Vin de France Faustine Vieilles Vignes Comte Abbatucci (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 16°C. 

Peak: Drink until 2026

Lot presentation
Vin de France Faustine Vieilles Vignes Comte Abbatucci (Domaine)

Cuvée presentation

A sustained hue, a powerful nose which gives you the impression of being in the heart of Corsican scrubland, a complex and sustained palate ... These are the keys to the success of the cuvée Faustine Vieilles Vines! This red wine, which is tasted slightly chilled with grilled meat with herbs, is actually a blend of native grape varieties: Sciaccarello and Niellucci. These were grown using biodynamic principles with a strong influence of herbal practices. The grapes were harvested by hand and carefully sorted before vinification. This was done with uncrushed grapes, in concrete vats and thermoregulated, frustoconical foudres. The berries macerated for many weeks while being punched down and pumped over. The wine has been aged on fine lees for six months.

Information about domain Comte Abbatucci

Perched 100m high in the Taravo Valley in southern Corsica lies Jean-Charles Abbatucci's 20 hectares of vines. Founded in the 1920s by Jacques Abbatucci, this is one of the oldest domains on the island. An incredible 18 different native grape varieties are cultivated: besides the famous Vermentino, Sciacarello and Nielluccio, Jean-Charles has a mosaic of endemic varieties planted in his vineyards that few others can lay claim to (Aleatico, Carcajolo Nera, Minustello, Morescola, Morescono, Montanaccia…). The domain has a biodynamic approach and the vineyards are laid to grass. A flock of sheep graze amongst the vines during winter and harvests are always carried out by hand. In the chai, vinification is a “hands off' affair and the resulting wines are prized for their finesse, elegance and freshness. A true touchstone of wines from this fascinating region.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 3 Bottles
  • Level: 3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 good appearance
  • Origin: Trade
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
  • Country/Region: Corsica
  • Appellation/Wine: Vin de France
  • Producer/Owner: Comte Abbatucci (Domaine)
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: Drink until 2026
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
  • Size (in ha): 20
  • Volume: 100000
  • Intensity: Classic
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: sciaccarello, nielluccio

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Vin de France Faustine Vieilles Vignes Comte Abbatucci (Domaine) 2018

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