Notes from Charles Neal Selections:
"Jean Vico, whose family produced wines for several generations, originally planted the domaine’s vineyards in 1901. In 1987 Jean-Marc Venturi purchased the property, replanted some of the vineyards and began improving the quality of the wine. At the end of the nineties, Emmanuel Venturi began working with his dad after studying winemaking on the island and doing some internships abroad. Domaine Vico covers 46 hectares, planted with local varieties Vermentinu, Niellucciu and Sciaccarellu, along with Grenache and Syrah.
The vineyards complex soils contain schist, small rocks and sand, as well as some volcanic sediment, and the vines are planted at about 300 meters. Having worked their vineyards sustainably for 35 years, the domaine was awarded the HVE (High Environmental Value) certification in 2015 and has been in organic conversion since 2017. The majority of these wines are aged in tank and are outstanding values! Full of fruit and with bright acids, they provide great drinking on their own or with Mediterranean finger foods or seafood entrees. Ever wonder what Corsican wine is like but don’t want to pay more than $20 for the lesson? Domaine Vico wants to be your teacher!"