Coteaux du Cap Corse: Domaine Pieretti Rouge 2021

Tiny production wines like this gorgeous red from Corsica won't be found on mainland France, let alone the UK high street!

Bottle
£19.50
Bottle (Case)
£234.00
Tasting Notes

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.

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionCorsica
Grape Variety (Cépage)Grenache, Nielluccio
Food & Wine MatchingBeef, Casserole, Charcuterie, Pork
ViticultureNon-Organic
Vintage2021
CellarageDrink within five years of vintage.
VinificationHand-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
Producer

Domaine Pieretti

Lina Pieretti-Venturi is one of only a handful of winemakers on the Cap Corse (the northernmost peninsula) and one of only two female vignerons on the whole Island of Corsica. Lina farms 14 hectares of vine holdings out of around 40ha in the appellation which lies just outside Santa Severa, near Luri from which she produces tiny volumes of dry red, white and rosé plus excellent sweet Muscat wines.

 

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