Patrimonio Rouge ‘Clos’

Clos Signadore

Clos Signadore
Type

Red Wine

Appelation

Patrimonio

Variety

100% Nielluccio

"The “Clos” comes from the original four hectare plot of 50 year-old-vines called Morta Piana which Christophe purchased in 2001 to create Clos Signadore.  Composed of mostly clay-limestone with occasional schist and hand-harvested in small bins, the “Clos” is fermented with native yeast with an incredibly long 45-60 day maceration, and then aged for 2 years in demi-muids. This is a powerhouse red wine that requires a strong flavored and complex dish to go with it.  In Corsica, they will grudgingly admit that Nielluciù is a close cousin of Sangiovese. Tasting this wine, one can easily draw a parallel between the great Tuscan reds from Brunello di Montalcino and this Nielluciù from Patrimonio, Corsica’s greatest terroir. "

Viticulture
Vineyard name

'Morta Piana'

Soil type

Marl-calcaire with blue clay

Vines planted in1965
Vineyard size2.5 ha
PruningGobelet
ExpositionNortheast
Altitude50m
Vinification

Native yeasts fermentation with 85% of destemmed grapes. Vinified in stainless steel with a 45-60 days maceration, very vew pumping over and punching down to gently moisten the cap.

ElevageAged in neutral demi-muids for 24 months.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfiltered
Additional info
Total production average3,000 bottles
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