Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia Rosé 2020
Refreshingly crisp, Marc Imbert’s organic Corsican rosé comes from the family estate based on the south-eastern corner of the island. Blended from Nielluccio, Sciacarello, Grenache and Cinsault, it’s brimming with berry fruit, citrus and a lovely saline edge.
Nestled in the dramatic landscape above Porto Vecchio, Marc Imbert is the latest generation of the family to continue the tradition of making terroir-driven organic wines. Their 43 hectares of vines lie between 'mer' and 'montagne' with their rosé a combination of local grapes Nielluccio (Sangiovese) and Sciacarello, with southern French favourites Grenache and Cinsault.
Serve with: Seafood, prawns, or a fish curry.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cinsault, Grenache, Nielluccio, Sciacarello|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink 1 to 3 years after vintage|
|Vinification||Hand-harvested grapes are co-fermented using wild yeasts in temperature-controlled vats, at a temperature of 15 to 18 degrees C., to preserve aromatics. 50-60% of the juice is free-run, with the rest pressed.|
|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. 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.
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