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2019 Vin de France Blanc “Général de la Révolution”

Domaine Comte Abbatucci

The day I visit Corsica I’m heading straight to Comte Abbatucci for a total immersion lesson on Corsican heritage. In the 1960s, Jean-Charles Abbatucci’s father, Antoine, planted a nursery there of indigenous varieties that he rescued from the brink of extinction. Général blends six of these tenacious varieties and tastes inextricably linked to its place of origin: powerful and bright, with notes of white peach and mulberry, it’s long and silky and distinctly mineral. Biodynamic practices help amplify this wine’s intensity, concentrating its flavors into a biancu unlike any other. It is an illuminating nod to Corsica’s past and a glimpse into its winegrowing future.

Jane Berg

$106.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2019
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 25% Carcajolu Biancu, 25% Paga Debbiti, 20% Riminese, 15% Rossola Brandica, 10% Biancone, 5% Vermentinu
Appellation: Vin de France
Country: France
Region: Corsica
Producer: Domaine Comte Abbatucci
Winemaker: Jean-Charles Abbatucci
Vineyard: Planted from 1960-1962, 2 ha
Soil: Granite
Aging: Aged in older 600-L demi-muids
Farming: Biodynamic (certified)
Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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Trust the great winemakers, trust the great vineyards. Your wine merchant might even be trustworthy. In the long run, that vintage strip may be the least important guide to quality on your bottle of wine.—Kermit Lynch

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