Vin de France
45% Vermentino45% Sciaccarello10% Nielluccio
In 2015, Christophe planted three hectares of vines near Borgo, on the east coast of Corsica, not far from Patrimonio, but a tortuously long drive over the mountains to completely different ecosystems. In the times before chemical treatments, planting multiple grape varieties was a way to hedge your bets against diseases and/or weather that could impact one grape variety or another. As an homage to how Corsicans historically planted their vines, the “East Coast Project” vineyard is a field blend of indigenous varieties: Minustellu, Aleatico (red wine grapes) and Rimenese, Genovese, and Bianco Gentil (white wine grapes). Like the more “serious” wines from Patrimonio, these are all farmed organically, and vinified with native yeast in stainless steel tanks. Despite their incredible pedigree, these wines are a great value.
Soft limestone (miocene) and clay soils (morsaglia) / (morte piana)
Vineyard size1 ha
ExpositionEast and west
Pneumatic press by blending the whole clusters. Native yeasts fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Cold stabilization at 4ºC for 24 to 36 hours and static clarification.
ElevageThe rosé is aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks throughout the winter and then bottled in the spring following the harvest.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringFiltration on plates before bottling, 1.5 g/L sulfur at vatting and before bottling
Total production average5,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle741718813253