Vin de France
Minustellu and Aleatico
"In 2015, Christophe planted three hectares of vines near Borgo, on the east coast of Corsica - not far from Patrimonio on a map, 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, 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."
Sandy soils with schist
Vines planted in2016
Vineyard size2 ha
Classic vinification with 10 days short maceration. Pumping over during the fermentation with native yeasts.
ElevageAged on fined lees in stainless steel tanks.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringFiltration on plates before bottling
Total production average6,000 bottles