Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart
Close
Something for Everyone Sale ⇒
SHIPPING INCLUDED ON $125 OR MORE
SHOP AVAILABLE WINES →
Home Shop All Wines


Main Menu
Shop All Wines

Producers

Producers

Producers

Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Close

Notify me

Fill out your info and we will notify you when the 2019 Corse Calvi Rouge “Clos Reginu” Domaine Maestracci is back in stock or when a new vintage becomes available.


2019 Corse Calvi Rouge “Clos Reginu”

Domaine Maestracci


Tom's Pick This wine beautifully marries the esprits of the Beaujolais and southern Rhone. It is at once juicy, festive, sunny, and spicy.

A favorite among our staff, Maestracci’s Clos Reginu is the ideal portal to experiencing a medley of Corsican flavors without the concentration or tannic might the island’s reds often carry. Vigneronne Camille-Anaïs Raoust blends young-vine Niellucciu, Grenache, Sciaccarellu, Syrah, and Mourvèdre without any oak for a vibrant translation of Corsica’s natural beauty. Expect fragrant maquis flowers and spicy herbs plus a dollop of brambly fruit over a buoyant frame. Serve it cool, naturally.

Anthony Lynch

$18.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2019
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 30% Niellucciu, 30% Grenache, 15% Sciacarellu, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan
Appellation: Calvi
Country: France
Region: Corsica
Producer: Domaine Maestracci
Winemaker: Camille-Anaïs Raoust
Vineyard: 5 ha, 5 – 25 years
Soil: Clay, Sand, on Granite
Aging: Wine ages in cuve, bottled unfiltered
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 14%

More from this Producer or Region

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.

More from Corsica or France

2018 Île de Beauté Rouge

Yves Leccia  France  |  Corsica  |  Patrimonio

$32.00
$94.00
$23.00
$45.00
$45.00
$32.00

2017 Corse Figari Rouge

Clos Canarelli  France  |  Corsica  |  Corse Figari

$48.00
$48.00

2015 Patrimonio Rouge “Carco”

Antoine-Marie Arena  France  |  Corsica  |  Patrimonio

$46.00

2011 Vin de France Blanc “BR”

Domaine Comte Abbatucci  France  |  Corsica  |  Vin de France

$67.00
$89.00

For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

Kermit once said...
Close
Close

Add a new credit card

Please complete the form below.

Cancel
Close

Add a new shipping address

Please complete your shipping address below.
Cancel
Close
Close

Warnings


Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol


Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa