Domain: Clos Marfisi
This allocation of the week transports us to the sunny island of Corsica, more specifically to the north where we find the beautiful Patrimonio appellation. Mathieu and Julie Marfisi make sumptuous, organic wines on the family domain using local grape varieties. They’re lucky to have such fine terroirs at their fingertips, but it’s pure skill that allows them to express the land in their cuvées. A domain that is still relatively understated, but that deserves your attention!
Clos Marfisi has been part of the Patrimonio landscape since its first harvest in 1870. Five generations later, Julie Marfisi and her brother Mathieu grow around 15 hectares of organic vines covering three terroirs: Ravagnola (10 hectares of clay-chalk slopes by the sea), Gritole (2 hectares of clay, chalk and alluvium) and Grotta di Sole (2.5 hectares of clay, chalk and schist). The extractions are particularly gentle and maturation takes place in inert containers (steel, concrete, demi-muids) in order to conserve the fruit and its freshness. Both the reds and whites produced at this domain have a remarkable finesse.