Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia Rosé 2019
New to our list, a bright, refreshing, organic rosé from long-time Yapp favourite Domaine de Torraccia in South-East Corsica, that is 50% Nielluccio (aka Sangiovese in neighbouring Italy).
Since 1964 Domaine Torraccia has been producing wines from traditional hand-picked Corsican grape varieties - the cépage of this organic rosé wine consists of Nielluccio (50%), Sciaccarellu (10%), Grenache (20%) and Cinsault (20%).
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cinsault, Grenache, Nielluccio, Sciacarello|
|Food & Wine Matching||Seafood|
|Cellarage||Drink within two years of vintage.|
|Vinification||All four grape varieties re co-fermented using natural yeasts and half the juice is bled-off, half-pressed. It is raised on its lees to impart complexity.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12|
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. 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...