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Domain: Jean-Baptiste Arena

We all know Corsican domain Antoine Arena. Yet, in recent years, a second figure from the same family has emerged. His son Jean-Baptiste, who came back to work at the family domain after studying law, has brought with him an organic and biodynamic view of viticulture. With a decade of experience under his belt, he turned his attention to a unique terroir, that of Grotte di Sole, where he produces top quality wines that are said to be both ‘energetic and luminous’.

Son of Antoine Arena, Jean-Baptiste Arena now grows grapes on the terroirs of Grotte di Sole (both red and white) as well as Patrimonio (white). The domain currently spans 5 hectares; he is progressively taking over the running of the family domain. The philosophy is much the same as that of his father: intransigence in the vineyard and winery alike, inputs are banned and respect for the terroir is the top priority. The vineyard is tended biodynamically and all the work is done by the family. The wines are full of energy and purity, raised in vats and concrete, with meticulous maturation periods. Year after year, Jean-Baptiste produces highly digestible wines.

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Jean-Baptiste Arena
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Patrimonio Grotte di Sole - Patrimonio (Red)

Niellucciu

This fine red wine from Corsica is vinified in concrete vats. An excellent ambassador for the terroir of Patrimonio.

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Patrimonio Grotte di Sole - Patrimonio (White)

100% Vermentino

Produced from a clay-limestone terroir, this 100% Vermentino cuvée delivers a dense profile carried by a strong tension imparted by the vinification process.

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Patrimonio Morta Maio - Patrimonio (White)

100% Vermentino

A superb white from the schist terroir of Patrimonio, this Morta Maio from Jean-Baptiste Arena is a real gem.

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Muscat du Cap Corse Grotte di Sole - Muscat du Cap Corse (Sweet)

Muscat blanc à petits grains

This fortified wine is produced from small-grained Muscat. It is explosive in youth, with intense flavours and an exceptional length. Produced from grapes dried by the sun, this sweet Corsican wine is destined for long cellaring.

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What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
Jean-Baptiste Arena has been helping his father at their domain since 2003. His style of wine is summed up by energetic, luminous and convincing wines that haven’t ceased to improve.
RVF
  • Bettane & Desseauve
Jean-Baptiste, son of Antoine Arena and mayor of Patrimonio, now manages a part of the family domain himself: the magnificent Grotte di Sole and part of Morta Maïo, in all, 6 hectares of organically grown vines.
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