Domaine Fiumicicoli Rouge, Corse Sartène
Distinct and rustic organic red, one of our favourites.
Fresh, vibrant red cherry fruit with herby edge on the nose, the palate is fleshy and characterful with a hint of Italian rusticity and some balancing structure. A tasty country red with just a touch of tannin.
Grapes: Nielluccio 60%, Sciacarello 20%, Syrah 20%
Domaine Fiumicicoli (pronounced phew-me-chikoli) lies at the heart of AOC Corse Sartène, considered to be one of the best of Corsica's nine appellations and close to where the 13th century Genoese bridge, Pont de Spina Cavallu (pictured on their wine labels) spans the river Rizzanesse.
The beautiful 75 hectare estate was founded by Felix Andreani and is now run by his son Simon using organic principles. Cool and drying winds - the Mistral, Libecciu, Tramontane, Gregale and Sirocco – blow through the vineyards playing a regulating and purifying role that enables Felix and Simon to farm without resorting to herbicides and pesticides.