Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia Rouge 2017
An earthy, medium-bodied, herb-tinged Corsican red wine. It is well-rounded with attractive red fruit aromas and supple, balanced tannins that are ideally suited to rustic cuisine. Vigneron Marc Imbert suggests wild boar as they proliferate around Torraccia and cause untold damage to the vineyard! Certified organic.
Made from Corsican curiosities Nielluccio and Sciacarello blended with Rhône reliables Grenache and Syrah. It is a lovely smoky, mid-weight wine with lots of dark, wild berry fruit over grainy tannins.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Nielluccio, Sciacarello, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Casserole, Charcuterie, Pork|
|Cellarage||Best drunk with 2 to 5 years bottle age.|
|Vinification||The wine is made from grapes produced using organic viticultural practices and a minimum of chemicals during winemaking. The wine undergoes a traditional élévage in large cement vats.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
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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