Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia: Cuvée Oriu 2013
"A rare 'vin de garde' from Corsica. This well-coloured red comes from the south of the island. Lovely dense fruit flavours."
Tom Stevenson - The New Sotherby's Wine Encyclopedia
This opaque, brooding, spice-infused wine, with its pitchy tastes and rugged structure of tannins, marries brilliantly with the char-grilled, garlic studded meat and requires little accompaniment, save perhaps some fresh bread and a tomato and parsley salad.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Nielluccio, Sciacarello|
|Cellarage||An impressive wine in youth but will benefit from additional bottle age (up to 7 years).|
|Vinification||The wine is made from grapes produced using organic viticultural practices and a minimum of chemicals during winemaking. The wine undergoes a traditional élévage in large cement vats.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Domaine de Torraccia
An aristocrat from Nevers, the tireless, flamboyant Christian Imbert arrived in Corsica in the 1960s after many years trading spices in Chad and set about planting his organic vineyard on reclaimed scrubland in the hills above Porto Vecchio in the south east of the island. Now in his late seventies, Christian continues to promote the interests of like-minded, quality-driven Corsican winemakers through the UVA Corse collective that he founded thirty years ago. He is a member of the prestigious Academie du Vin.
The Domaine is now ably run by Christian's son, Marc Imbert.View more wines from this producer...
One Minute Review - Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia: Cuvée Oriu
Marc Imbert from Domaine de Torraccia introduces the Vin de Corse Porto Vecchio: Domaine de Torraccia: Cuvée Oriu - A rare 'vin de garde' from Corsica.Yapp Brothers Videos