Comte Abbatucci, 'Cuvee Faustine' Corsica 2021
France / Red

Comte Abbatucci, 'Cuvee Faustine' Corsica 2021

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Kermit Lynch:

"Jean-Charles Abbatucci farms the rugged, windswept, granite slopes of southern Corsica, applying biodynamic and other experimental farming practices to Corsican grape varieties like Sciaccarellu, Barbarossa, and Carcajolu Neru. His Faustine rouge—named for his daughter—is probably the best introduction to his lineup of unique, world-class wines. It is made primarily from Sciaccarellu, a grape whose name in Corsican refers to the way the berries, when ripe, crunch under one’s teeth. You feel a similar sensation while sipping on the crushed, fermented result of those same berries: this vibrant, resinous rouge is reminiscent of succulent, freshly harvested red berries and pomegranate seeds. Its freshness and light hue belie its impressive structure and density, which largely come from Sciaccarellu’s counterpart in the blend, Niellucciu."

Country
France
Region
Corsica
Varieties
Sciaccarellu, Niellucciu
Farming
Certified biodynamic
Soil
Granite
Winemaking
Gravity fed, destemmed and not crushed, spontaneous fermentation, skin maceration in concrete vats for about 1 month with daily pump over, aged in stainless-steel vat for 6 months, racking and clarifying filtration before bottling.