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Jean-Charles Abbatucci — Making World-Class Wines, Supporting Tradition in Corsica

Although the island of Corsica is France’s most southerly vineyard area, it is surprisingly not its hottest. Elevation and wind modify the realities of latitude, demonstrated by the remarkable freshness of the best of Corsica’s white wines, and the almost…

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Posted on 2019.07.11 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Sunny Provence — Domaine de la Tour du Bon and All the Colors of Bandol

Although relatively small, Bandol is easily Provence’s most recognized appellation. It’s sun-soaked southerly terraces brushed with Medditerranean breezes are ideal for cultivating Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre is a grape variety with one of the longest growing cycles, but when fully ripened has…

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Posted on 2019.06.06 in France, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Extreme Corsican Terroir Expressed in an Everyday Red Wine

Domaine Giacometti “Cru des Agriate” (Patrimonio Rouge 2016) Special Price: $113/6-pack (~$19/bottle) We knew that Domaine Giacometti’s “Cru des Agriate” Patrimonio Rouge was a Corsican beauty when we brought it in last autumn. But after drinking several…

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Posted on 2019.05.23 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Spirit and Soul in French Catalonia – Domaine La Tour Vieille’s Dry Wines of Collioure & Natural Sweet Wines of Banyuls

The Côte Vermeille (vermillion coast) is a 13 mile long stretch of beaches, small bays, creeks, and coves nested along the coastline of southern France on the border of Catalunya. This bequiling land is where the Massif des Albères, the eastern…

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Posted on 2019.03.14 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Bright & Pure Sardinian Red

Vigne Rada “Riviera” (Cannonau di Sardegna 2016) Red Special Price: $146/6-pack (~$24/bottle) SOLD OUT You already know of our affinity for the wines of the Catalonia region of Spain, and you are certainly aware of our small but carefully selected…

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Posted on 2018.03.24 in Italy, Sardinia  |  Read more...

 

Antoine Arena – A legend of Corsica

Antoine Arena “Carco” (Patrimonio 2013) Red ~$49/bottle With only 5,500 cases total production of all Antoine Arena wines we were pleased to receive a tiny allocation of his “Carco” vineyard red and white bottlings. To introduce one of the legends…

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Posted on 2016.07.07 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

140 year old Pre-phylloxera vines of Clos Canarelli

We have a tiny amount of Clos Canarelli’s rare bottlings made from field blends of native Corsican grape varieties. Read more about this special vineyard garden here. Because these old vines have such a tiny yield, the concentration and…

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Posted on 2015.09.11 in Corsica, France, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

World-Class Corsican – Clos Canarelli

Clos Canarelli  2014 Biancu Gentile White ~$40/bottle 2014 Corse Figari White ~$40/bottle – SOLD OUT 2013 Corse Figari Red ~$35/bottle Despite the island of Corsica being France’s most southerly vineyard area, it is surprisingly not its hottest. Height and wind…

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Posted on 2015.06.10 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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