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Domaine Fiumicicoli Muscateddu is an exciting, naturally sweet red dessert wine from the fragrant Muscateddu grape grown in Corsica. Distinctive aromas of wild lavender, herbs and red berries followed by fresh plum and kirsch-like flavours.
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 Domaine’s vineyards rise up from the slopes of the river on arenaceous and granitic soil ideally suited to growing the traditional Corsican grape varieties of Sciacarello (from which the Domaine makes their rosés), Vermentino (for whites) and Nielluccio (for their reds, usually blended with a little Syrah). Temperatures are slightly cooler in this mountainous south-western corner of the Island and proximity to the sea adds a further cooling influence. The 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. Domaine Fiumicicoli make elegant, aromatic white and rosé and a characterful red wine and also specialise in a unique dessert wine made from the native Corsican Muscateddu grape.
Producer Website: domaine-fiumicicoli.fr
Bottle Size: 50cl