Muscat du Cap Corse – Impassitu
|Producer||Orenga de Gaffory|
|Grapes||Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains|
100% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains grown on limestone, chalk and clay soil. The grapes are manually harvested late in the season, when they are overripe and when the noble rot has concentrated the sugars. They are carefully selected. 24 to 48 hours of maceration on the skins, then pressed and fermented at a temperature between 70 and 73.5F. The Muscat is then fortified with grape spirit and aged in stainless steel tanks, and a little longer in bottle before release. The Impassitu has a unique ﬁnesse and reveals complex honeyed notes of candied fruit, citrus and a pronounced botrytis character. 100gr RS/l. Classic balance and remarkably long finish. Can be enjoyed now and for up to 10 years. Pair with desserts or serve as an aperitif.
About the Producer
Created in 1966, Domaine Orenga de Gaffory is situated in the midst of the exquisite Patrimonio appellation in northern Corsica, a spectacular region inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List. Its sixty hectares are planted with a range of traditional Corsican grape varieties: Niellucio, Vermentino, Sciacarellu, Minustellu, Aleatico et Muscat Petits Grains.
Henri Orenga de Gaffory exert his life-long passion for the art of vine growing and winemaking with a strong dedication to Patrimonio's unique terroirs, which produce wines characterized by their balanced structure and aromatic concentration, as well as their potential for aging. Equally passionate about contemporary art, he hosts annual exhibitions of modern art displaying the works of Corsican and international artists such as Ange Leccia, David Raffini, Claude Viallat, Pascale Marthyne Tayou and Pascal Dombis. The winemaking is now in the hands of Philippe Rideau while Piotr Nowicki is head of vineyard management.
Farming practices: organic, in conversion. Will be certified in 2019.
Domaine Orenga de Gaffory