Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia Blanc 2019
The pale Domaine de Torraccia Blanc from Corsica is pure Vermentino and has an evocative bouquet of wild Maquis herbs, an elegant, dry, mineral-edged palate and a long savoury finish. Seafood or asparagus are failsafe accompaniments.
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.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Vermentino|
|Food & Wine Matching||White Fish|
|Cellarage||Best drunk young within it's first 2 - 3 years.|
|Vinification||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 (%)||12.5|
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.View more wines from this producer...