Coteaux du Cap Corse: Domaine Pieretti Rouge 2019
These tiny production wines won't be found on mainland France, let alone the UK high street!
Lina Pieretti farms 11 hectares of vines in the communes of Luri and Menia, 30km north of Bastia on the windswept Cap Corse. We have shipped Lina's rosé and sweet Muscat for over a decade, but were delighted to encounter her delicious red blend of Grenache & Niellucio on a recent buying foray.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Nielluccio|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Duck, Pheasant and Game|
|Cellarage||Drink within five years of vintage.|
|Vinification||Hand-harvested grapes are de-stemmed then vinified in stainless steel prior to a short elevage in old oak barrels and Spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14|
Lina Pieretti-Venturi is one of only four winemakers on the Cap Corse (the northernmost peninsula) and one of only two female vignerons on the whole Island of Corsica. Lina farms 11 hectares of vine holdings just outside Santa Severa, near Luri from which she produces tiny volumes of dry rosé and sweet Muscat wines.
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