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2016 Faustine Rouge “Vieilles Vignes”

Domaine Comte Abbatucci

The Sciaccarellu grape is a specialty of southern Corsica, where it thrives on rugged, windswept granite slopes covered in fragrant wild herbs and flowers. In Corsican, the variety’s name refers to the way its berries crunch under one’s teeth when ripe, and you’ll certainly find some of this crunchiness in the wine it produces. Jean-Charles Abbatucci’s Faustine bottling, from biodynamically farmed old vines of Sciaccarellu along with a splash of Niellucciu, is an excellent example of the grape’s juiciness, liveliness, and one-of-a-kind aromatics—a delightful mélange of smashed raspberries, peppery spices, and resinous herbs like myrtle and rosemary. This red stands out for its surprising ability to pair with a wide range of dishes at table: chances are you’ll have trouble finding figatellu (pork liver sausage to be grilled and served in a piece of baguette) outside of Corsica, so don’t hesitate to serve it with carne asada tacos or on pizza night—slightly chilled, of course!

Anthony Lynch

$40.00
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 70% Sciaccarellu, 30% Niellucciu
Appellation: Ajaccio
Country: France
Region: Corsica
Producer: Domaine Comte Abbatucci
Winemaker: Jean-Charles Abbatucci
Vineyard: 18 ha total
Farming: Biodynamic (certified)
Alcohol: 14%

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About Corsica

I first set foot on the island in 1980. I remember looking down from the airplane window seeing alpine forest and lakes and thinking, uh oh, I got on the wrong plane. Then suddenly I was looking down into the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean. Corsica is a small, impossibly tall island, the tail of the Alp chain rising out of the blue sea.—Kermit Lynch

Kermit’s first trip to the island proved fruitful, with his discovery of Clos Nicrosi’s Vermentino. More than thirty years later, the love affair with Corsica has only grown as we now import wines from ten domaines that cover the north, south, east, and west of what the French affectionately refer to as l’Île de Beauté.

Corsica is currently experiencing somewhat of a renaissance—interest has never been higher in the wines and much of this is due to growers focusing on indigenous and historical grapes found on the island. Niellucciu, Sciarcarellu, and Vermentinu are widely planted but it is now common to find bottlings of Biancu Gentile and Carcaghjolu Neru as well as blends with native varieties like Rossola Bianca, Minustellu, or Montaneccia.

As Kermit described above, Corsica has a strikingly mountainous landscape. The granite peaks top out above 9,000 feet. The terroir is predominantly granite with the exception of the Patrimonio appellation in the north, which has limestone, clay, and schist soils.The wines, much like their southern French counterparts make for great pairings with the local charcuterie, often made from Nustrale, the native wild boar, as well as Brocciu, the Corsican goats milk cheese that is best served within 48 hours of it being made.

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Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

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