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2018 Patrimonio Blanc “Cuvée Sarah”

Domaine Giacometti

Recently, the vignerons of Patrimonio voted to ban the use of synthetic herbicides, echoing a commitment to traditional viticulture championed for decades by historic growers like Antoine Arena and already embraced by a new generation coming of age in Corsica’s cellars. For young siblings Simon and Sarah Giacometti, the choice came naturally in their quest to best express the unique corner of the appellation they call home. This white, raised in demi-muids with malolactic fermentation, flamboyantly shows off the affinity of ripe Vermentinu grapes with a judicious use of wood. Its lushness and exoticism feel like sunshine splashing over your taste buds, and then a crisp, herbaceous finale brings you back to the soil and thirsty for more. Decant it for best results, and savor the new wave of talent that is sweeping through Corsica’s greatest appellation.

Anthony Lynch

$40.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Vermentinu
Appellation: Patrimonio
Country: France
Region: Corsica
Producer: Domaine Giacometti
Vineyard: 42 years old
Soil: Clay, Granite
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13%

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About Corsica

map of 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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