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WF201829

Abbatucci 'Faustine' Rouge 2014

Corsica, France

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    WINERY NOTES
    Characterized by a cherry color with ruby highlights, the powerful nose immediately evokes Mediterranean shrubs (Maquis) native to the Corsica Island. This wine is characterized by its beautiful aromatic palette: aroma of black fruit of a certain complexity (wild berries of the Maquis) with a note of discreet red fruit, it also leaves room for flavors of spices and pepper.

    VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
    Corsican spellings of grape varietals.
    Vines are planted at a density of 3,500 vines per hectare.
    Natural grass ground cover between each vineyard row.
    Biodynamic practices have been followed since 2000.
    All fruit is harvested by hand.
    Abbatucci’s Barbarossa grapes are red (not a white mutation). However, because he presses immediately after picking, the wine color comes out clear and white.

    CUVÉE FAUSTINE
    100% old-vine Vermentinu selected from a parcel with very low yields (20 hl/ha)
    Hand harvested in the morning at prime maturity and immediately pressed
    Wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks
    Fermentation takes place after a brief cold-soaking
    Slow fermentation at 18 degrees Celsius

    DOMAINE COMTE ABBATUCCI INFORMATION
    In the colorful, picturesque city of Ajaccio, capital of Corsica, you can’t get very far without seeing the name Abbatucci. There are streets, monuments and plazas that carry the name, which is normal given that General Jean-Charles Abbatucci from Ajaccio was a hero of the French Revolution and comrade in arms of another local hero, Napoléon Bonaparte. Step into a wine bar or a restaurant there, chances are these days they’ll pour you a glass of Domaine Abbatucci. The domaine is run by Jean-Charles Abbatucci, a direct descendant of the General, who has now become a local hero of another kind—for providing the local populace with its most sought-after libation.
    Corsicans are proud defenders of their traditions and environment, and with Abbatucci they indulge guilt-free. His wines are certified biodynamic, and he believes in following even the most far-out biodynamic practices to the letter. On his large estate south of Ajaccio he keeps a pristine poly-culture ecosystem in place, complete with herds of sheep foraging through his vines, groves of olive trees on ancient terraces, and large swaths of untouched forests. His vines come from cuttings of indigenous grapes, sourced decades ago high up in the isolated and mountainous interior of the island from elderly peasant farmers, effectively saving several native varieties from extinction. To keep his vines happy, he’s known to drive his tractor out to his vineyards and play traditional Corsican polyphonic songs over loudspeakers for their benefit. After the harvest he’ll treat his cellar to the same music as his grapes ferment and come of age. All part of the terroir, he says. Does all this have an actual effect on the wine? Have a taste for yourself. The proof just might be in the pudding.

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    2014
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Abbatucci 'Faustine' Rouge 2014

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Corsica, France


Add To Cart
$36.95
/ Wine
SKU: WF201829

WINERY NOTES
Characterized by a cherry color with ruby highlights, the powerful nose immediately evokes Mediterranean shrubs (Maquis) native to the Corsica Island. This wine is characterized by its beautiful aromatic palette: aroma of black fruit of a certain complexity (wild berries of the Maquis) with a note of discreet red fruit, it also leaves room for flavors of spices and pepper.

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
Corsican spellings of grape varietals.
Vines are planted at a density of 3,500 vines per hectare.
Natural grass ground cover between each vineyard row.
Biodynamic practices have been followed since 2000.
All fruit is harvested by hand.
Abbatucci’s Barbarossa grapes are red (not a white mutation). However, because he presses immediately after picking, the wine color comes out clear and white.

CUVÉE FAUSTINE
100% old-vine Vermentinu selected from a parcel with very low yields (20 hl/ha)
Hand harvested in the morning at prime maturity and immediately pressed
Wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks
Fermentation takes place after a brief cold-soaking
Slow fermentation at 18 degrees Celsius

DOMAINE COMTE ABBATUCCI INFORMATION
In the colorful, picturesque city of Ajaccio, capital of Corsica, you can’t get very far without seeing the name Abbatucci. There are streets, monuments and plazas that carry the name, which is normal given that General Jean-Charles Abbatucci from Ajaccio was a hero of the French Revolution and comrade in arms of another local hero, Napoléon Bonaparte. Step into a wine bar or a restaurant there, chances are these days they’ll pour you a glass of Domaine Abbatucci. The domaine is run by Jean-Charles Abbatucci, a direct descendant of the General, who has now become a local hero of another kind—for providing the local populace with its most sought-after libation.
Corsicans are proud defenders of their traditions and environment, and with Abbatucci they indulge guilt-free. His wines are certified biodynamic, and he believes in following even the most far-out biodynamic practices to the letter. On his large estate south of Ajaccio he keeps a pristine poly-culture ecosystem in place, complete with herds of sheep foraging through his vines, groves of olive trees on ancient terraces, and large swaths of untouched forests. His vines come from cuttings of indigenous grapes, sourced decades ago high up in the isolated and mountainous interior of the island from elderly peasant farmers, effectively saving several native varieties from extinction. To keep his vines happy, he’s known to drive his tractor out to his vineyards and play traditional Corsican polyphonic songs over loudspeakers for their benefit. After the harvest he’ll treat his cellar to the same music as his grapes ferment and come of age. All part of the terroir, he says. Does all this have an actual effect on the wine? Have a taste for yourself. The proof just might be in the pudding.