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Domaine Comte Abbatucci

Domaine Comte Abbatucci Faustine 2018

$36.99

biodynamic
organic

Country: France

Region: Corsica

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Sciaccarellu/Niellucciu

Jean-Charles Abbatucci farms the rugged, windswept, granite slopes of southern Corsica, applying biodynamic and other experimental farming practices to Corsican grape varieties like Sciaccarellu, Barbarossa, and Carcajolu Neru. His Faustine rouge—named for his daughter—is probably the best introduction to his lineup of unique, world-class wines. It is made primarily from Sciaccarellu, a grape whose name in Corsican refers to the way the berries, when ripe, crunch under one’s teeth.

This vibrant, resinous rouge is reminiscent of succulent, freshly harvested red berries and pomegranate seeds. Its freshness and pale shade belie its impressive structure and density, which largely come from the Niellucciu in the blend.