100% Vermentino, grown on limestone, chalk and clay soil. Some grapes are hand picked, other are machine harvested. Direct pressing, 12 to 24 hour skin maceration. Fermentation at 64.5 to 68F. Maturation in stainless steel vats. Fruity (citrus), floral (white orchard flowers), and mineral aromas combine to form a complex wine that is round, lively and long on the palate. Evolves with aging (18 to 24 months), revealing honeyed and waxy notes and an increased complexity. 13% alcohol
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