Domaine Giacometti "Sempre Cuntentu" Sciaccarellu 2015

$ 22.00

100% Sciaccarellu

Patrimonio, Corsica

Corsicans are no strangers to rugged landscapes and isolated areas, yet there is only one spot on the island that has earned the name of “Desert” among Corsicans. The Agriates Desert is a large, rugged, empty and arid swath of land between the Cap Corse and Calvi on the northern end of the island. The wind combined with the clay-granite soils makes growing anything here extremely laborious, with the vines requiring constant plowing to allow the roots to forage deep for water and nutrients. Sciaccarellu plantings are extremely rare for Patrimonio.

Winemaking details:

  • Organic Farming, hand harvested
  • Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tank
  • Aged for 9 months on fine lees in stainless steel tank

Winemaker Notes: Medium aromas of raspberries and cherries, the freshness of this wine literally explodes on the palate.  Light bodied and balanced with vibrant acidity.  Could be served chilled.

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

Pair this wine with soft brie, grilled salmon, shrimp scampi or baked chicken.