2022 Clos Venturi Brama Bianco Gentile, Ponte Leccia, Corsica, France

2022 Clos Venturi Brama Bianco Gentile, Ponte Leccia, Corsica, France

$38.95

Description

Biancu Gentile is a white wine grape variety from Corsica, previously thought to be extinct but which (with the help of a few dedicated local producers) has been cultivated back into limited commercial production.

Biancu Gentile produces small, intensely colored grapes that yield wine that has a deep butter-yellow hue. Lemon, wax and chamomile are frequently described aromas, and ripe pear is commonly identified on the palate. The wines tend to be quite rich, sitting somewhere between dry and off-dry.

The name of the cuvee “Brama means “breath or sigh”

TERROIR : Schist with a south/southeast orientation at the bottom of the hill.

CEPAGES : 100% Biancu Gentile.

LES VIGNES : Hand harvested in boxes with a yield of about 3 tons per acre.

VINIFICATION : 100% destemmed at harvest with an eight down cold soak/maceration.  Fermentation in cement vats with indigenous yeast.  Gentle pneumatic press.

ÉLEVAGE : 6 to 8 months sur lees.  Unfiltered.

DEGUSTATION : Slight straw yellow color.  Dry.  Notes of pear, lemon, herbs and saffron. Gentle and supple, but with supporting acidity.  Complex with plenty of personality.  White flowers and saline minerality ending on the finish.