2020 Domaine de Vaccelli, Granit Blanc, Ajaccio, Corsica

2020 Domaine de Vaccelli, Granit Blanc, Ajaccio, Corsica

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2020 Domaine de Vaccelli, Granit Blanc, Ajaccio, Corsica

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100% Vermentino.

This is not soaring out of the glass at me. A bit chewy on the end. Different from the lushness of many Corsican Vermentinos – perhaps by design. But not charming.

Drink 2022 - 2024

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (July 2022)

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Jancis Robinson MW15.5/20

100% Vermentino.

This is not soaring out of the glass at me. A bit chewy on the end. Different from the lushness of many Corsican Vermentinos – perhaps by design. But not charming.

Drink 2022 - 2024

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (July 2022)

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About this WINE

Domaine de Vacelli

Domaine de Vacelli

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Corsica

Corsica

Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean Sea, has a rich tradition of winemaking that dates back centuries. The island's diverse geography, varying elevations, and Mediterranean climate contribute to the unique characteristics of its wines.

Corsica is home to a variety of grape varieties, both indigenous and international. Some prominent local varieties include Nielluccio (similar to Sangiovese), Sciaccarello, Vermentino, and Biancu Gentile. These grapes thrive in the island's diverse terroirs, producing wines with distinct flavours.

The island's diverse terroir, influenced by its mountains, coastal areas, and inland regions, contributes to the complexity of its wines. The vineyards are often planted on slopes, taking advantage of the varied elevations and exposure to the sun.

Corsica has several wine regions, with the Patrimonio AOC being one of the most well-known. Patrimonio is located in the island's northern part and is famous for its red wines produced from Nielluccio grapes. Other notable appellations include Ajaccio, Calvi, and Sartène.

Traditional winemaking methods are often employed on Corsica, emphasizing the expression of the terroir. Many winemakers focus on sustainable and organic practices to preserve the island's natural environment.

Corsica is known for its excellent rosé wines. The island's rosés are typically crisp, refreshing, and characterized by flavours of red berries. Using local grape varieties like Sciaccarello contributes to the unique profile of Corsican rosés.

Wine is deeply intertwined with Corsican culture and is often integral to local celebrations and festivals. The Corsican people take pride in their winemaking heritage and consider wine an essential element of their identity.

Corsican winemakers face challenges like wildfires, which can impact the grapevines and wine production. Additionally, the rugged terrain can make vineyard management challenging, but it also contributes to the distinctiveness of Corsican wines.

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Vermentino/Pigato

Vermentino/Pigato

Vermentino is a white wine grape, also known as Rolle (in Rousillion and Provence) & Malvoisie in Corsica . It migrated from the Iberian Peninsula in the late 1300s (Madeira?) into Corsica, Sardinia, Liguria and Tuscany during the 15th century.
Traditionally believed to be related to Malvasia, recent DNA studies have instead revealed traits in common with the Hungarian Furmint.

Vermentino di Gallura DOCG is one of the most famous incarnation - The grape has recently become fashionable in parts of central Italy. Often blended for its structure, on its own the grape displays aromatic ripe peach and honeyed notes and a full body.

Tenuta di Valgiano incorporate a significant slug of this grape into their 'Giallo dei Muri' Tuscan wine

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