Domaine Maestracci, Corse Calvi Rouge “Clos Reginu”, Corsica, France, 2019 through Merchant of Wine.

Domaine Maestracci, Corse Calvi Rouge “Clos Reginu”, Corsica, France, 2019

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Overview of the Wine
High in the foothills of Monte Grossu mountain lies the granite plateau of Reginu, an area long known for U Vinu di E Prove–the wine of the Prove. The plateau has been used for vine and olive growing for centuries. In 1945, when the owner of an olive pressing operation packed up his mill, Roger Maestracci saw a golden opportunity and moved in. Within a few years the domaine had established a firm reputation in the area. Roger passed along the reins to his son-in-law, Michel Raoust, who has since handed over the winery to his daughter, Camille-Anaïs. She allows the red at least two years in large oak casks, while the white is bottled young to maintain the freshness of the terroir. These are quintessential Mediterranean food wines.

Producer: Domaine Maestracci
Winemaker: Camille-Anaïs Raoust
Vineyard: 5 ha, 5 – 25 years
Soil: Clay, Sand, on Granite
Aging: Wine ages in cuve, bottled unfiltered
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée

Grape / Blend
35% Niellucciu, 30% Grenache, 15% Sciaccarellu, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre

Appellation: Calvi
Country: France
Region: Corsica

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The 2019 Domaine Maestracci Corse Calvi Clos Reginu is a dark red color with a purple hue. On the nose, it is a mixture of red fruit and hay aromas along with hints of leather. On the palate, it is smooth and has flavors of cherry, redcurrant, and licorice.

94 points - Ian Blackburn

Exotic and Vibrant Red Fruits like pomegranate and pomegranate pith, red roses and dried flowers and then this wall of information and complexity that is hard to know where to start.  Dried meats, spice, asian spices, olive oil, and an endless zest of acidity... so beautiful - DO NOT let the low price point scare you away.

Product size: 750ml

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