Maestracci, Vin de Corse E Prove Blanc 2021Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
In an area of the coast of France is the isle of Corsica, though there it’s called Corse. In the northwestern quadrant of the isle is the appellation of Corse Calvi. It’s an area known for its vines, olives, its location next to the coastline and the ‘Prove,’ the name of local maritime winds that cool down the vines from the high exposure to sunshine. The domaine began in 1945 when a large olive oil press had been abandoned, and Roger built a winery inside the thick walls of the press. Camille, the daughter of his son-in-law, now makes the wines. The whites are made into fresh and ready to drink styles while the reds are aged longer. Regardless of type, the wines are extremely food friendly.
This is Vermentino at its best. It’s a variety that is entirely well suited to Mediterranean sunshine and its proximity to the water. It picks up an opulent texture and salinity that goes swimmingly with all sorts of seafood and olive oil based dishes. This one aged in steel before it is released immediately.