Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia Blanc 2014
Veteran 'vigneron' Christian Imbert planted his organic vineyard in reclaimed scrubland in the hills above Porto Vecchio in 1966. At the time he was regarded as an ill-advised eccentric - today he is seen as a pioneering visionary.
Domaine de Torraccia
An aristocrat from Nevers, the tireless, flamboyant Christian Imbert arrived in Corsica in the 1960s after many years trading spices in Chad and set about planting his organic vineyard on reclaimed scrubland in the hills above Porto Vecchio in the south east of the island. Now in his late seventies, Christian continues to promote the interests of like-minded, quality-driven Corsican winemakers through the UVA Corse collective that he founded thirty years ago. He is a member of the prestigious Academie du Vin.
The Domaine is now ably run by Christian's son, Marc Imbert.
- This is an organic wine
- White Wine, Dry (Sec), Medium-bodied
- Domaine de Torraccia
- Grape variety (Cépage):
- Wine pairing - drink with:
- White Fish
- Best drunk young within it's first 2 - 3 years.
- The wine is made from grapes produced using organic viticultural practices and a minimum of chemicals during winemaking. The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness and are fermented in cement vats. Malolactic fermentation is blocked by chilling and the wine is bottled the following Spring.
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
One Minute Review - Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia Blanc
Marc Imbert from Domaine de Torraccia introduces the Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia Blanc - made from pure Vermentino, it has an evocative bouquet of wild Maquis herbs.