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Jean-Baptiste Arena "Grotte di Sole" Muscat de Cap Corse 2015

92 Our Score
(9/2018) From the northern end of Corsica, Antoine Arena's Muscat du Cap Corse is a great example of a Vin Doux Naturel you will want to drink. A VDN wine is made when the grape fermentation is stopped before it has finished and then fortified with a neutral grape spirit, in this case with Corsian grappa as is their tradition on the island. Made from 100% Muscat a Petits Grains, an explosion of ripe apricots, almonds, orange marmalade, and honey are present here, but the wine does not come across as too sweet as its high acidity balances everything nicely. Make dessert a memorable one and pair it with fruit tarts or flan!
$
4699
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~26 bottlesCheck all Stores

Antoine Arena "Carco" Patrimonio Rouge 2013

92 Our Score
(8/2018) Antoine Arena is rightfully considered the "God-father" of Corsican wine. He was influential in resurrecting the islands indigenous varietals and is a staunch proponent of traditional, natural wine making. The Carco vineyard is a special site planted by Antoine in 1987, though the area has been well known for quality since the 1800s. This is 100% Niellucciu, the wild Corsican, shipwrecked cousin to Sangiovese. Wild dusty raspberries are paired with herbs grown by the ocean, slightly herbaceous and saline all at once. There is a slight dried aspected towards the finish that becomes more pronounced with air, fresh leather slowly fades to dried, with a handful of dried cherries and black salt thrown into the mix. Slightly edgy, but in a pleasant way that perks you up. Rustic yet energetic, this can stand a slight chill. Hearty fish dishes, game such as braised rabbit and even salty sharp cheese are all well at home served together. Drink now or see how this beauty will develop for years to come.
$
4499
Discount:
750 ML
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Domaine Comte Abbatucci "Cuvee Faustine" Ajaccio Rouge 2015

91 Our Score
(3/2018) A household name in the town of Ajaccio, Abbatucci represents wines that truly express the terroir of the island of Corsica. At his biodynamic estate Jean-Charles oversees, not just vineyard, but an entire ecosystem complete with sheep and olive trees. The 'Cuvee Faustine' is 70% Sciaccarellu and 30% Niellucciu fermented in stainless steel vats and raised in cement tank. The wine shows unbelievable freshness, with spicy red fruit, olive brine, and smoked meat. Dusty earth and intense minerality round out the palate for a wine that is so rustic and comforting, yet expressive and complex, all at the same time.
$
3699
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~17 bottlesCheck all Stores

Santa Maria Patrimonio Blanc 2016

91 Our Score
(8/2018) 100% biodynamically farmed Vermentino, macerated on the skins for 2 hours, yielding a rich and delicious wine of intensity and complexity. Classic Vermentino aromas and flavors of lime skin and green apple are met with fragrant herbs and honey, with a high-toned minerality and a delicate touch of smoke and saline.
$
2499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~16 bottlesCheck all Stores

Clos Marfisi "Gritole" Patrimonio Rouge 2017

91 Our Score
(2/2019) 100% Niellucciu (aka Sangiovese) from the sibling Corsican masters of Clos Marfisi, this is a ripe, medium-bodied wine that is juiced out with plenty of red berry notes and fresh acidity balanced by a bit of green herb, granite and some chalky tannins. The wine caresses the palate in a soft, round and inviting style that is meant to be enjoyed in its youth with a slight chill.
$
2499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~27 bottlesCheck all Stores

Clos Marfisi "Grotta di Sole" Patrimonio Blanc 2017

91 Our Score
(2/2019) From the dry, mountainous corner of Corsica called Patrimonio, Clos Marfisi is producing some of the best Vermentino in the world. Using minimal sulfur and native yeast, the wines are fermented in stainless steel then racked to concrete tanks. A rush of white flower and limestone aromas introduce green apple, lime and a hint of beeswax. The wine is plush and weighty on the palate and sticks the landing with a long finish. A perfect choice for any seafood dish. Drink now or over the next 5 years.
$
2399
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~19 bottlesCheck all Stores

Santa Maria Patrimonio Rose 2017

90 Our Score
(8/2018) Thomas Santamaria hand-selects the grapes for this delicious rosé from 25-year-old vines of organically farmed Niellucciu in the arid, mountainous Corsican region of Patrimonio, then ferments them with native yeasts in stainless steel with minimal sulphur. Think Provence but with a bit more weight and texture, as aromas and flavors of fresh strawberry, ripe peach and red cherry are vibrant and generous, and the palate has the juicy acidity and sleek minerality that is exemplary of any rosé worth drinking.
$
2199
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
Out of stock

Santa Maria "Tranoi" Corsican Vermentinu 2016

91 Our Score
(2/2018) Santa Maria has never before made it to our shores! This incredible Vermentino from Corsica is a masterful performance of texture, weight, depth and balance. Grown on a small patch of Schist soil, this is very different than the limestone inflected whites found throughout the rest of the island. The aromas are dominated by whiffs of fresh cut flowers on a beach being blown through the clean crisp air by salty sea breezes. Undertone fruit nuances of dried white peach, green pear skin, guava fruit roll-ups and blood orange zest are coated with wet rocks, stones and beach sand. Enjoy this gorgeous white wine with anything fresh from the ocean, raw or cooked. Delicious!
$
1999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
Out of stock

Domaine Maestracci "E Prove" Corsica Blanc 2013

90 Our Score
89 Wine Spectator
(2015) "Distinctive, with verbena, tarragon and crème fraîche notes out front, followed by straw, citrus oil and salted butter hints. Has good weight and a racy edge. Vermentino."
$
1199
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~58 bottlesCheck all Stores

Terra Santa lle de Beaute Blanc 2017

#64 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2018!
90 Wine Spectator
(11/15/2018) "A bright and distinctive white, offering lively lemon zest, honeysuckle, quinine and tangerine notes mixed together, with good zip. Drink now. 22,000 cases made."
$
899
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~82 bottlesCheck all Stores
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