Domaine Comte Abbatucci - Ajaccio Rouge “Cuvee Faustine” 2017
Jean-Charles Abbatucci is a direct descendant of the General Abbatucci of the same name who was a hero of the French Revolution. The wines here are made just outside the city of Ajaccio, Corsica's capital. The wines are biodynamically farmed and the estate has a holistic feel with untouched forests, ancient olive groves and herds of sheep foraging through the vines. He will play traditional Corsican songs over the loudspeakers while driving his tractor in the vineyards, the same music he plays while fermenting and aging the wines. 'Cuvee Faustine' is a blend of 70% Sciaccarellu and 30% Niellucciu. The wines are fermented in stainless steel and concrete to create a red fruited style of wine that is easy drinking and very food friendly.