2022 Clos Venturi Les Clos Blanc, Ponte Leccia, Corsica, France

2022 Clos Venturi Les Clos Blanc, Ponte Leccia, Corsica, France



One of the tasting highlights of our recent trip to Corsica was being able to drink bottles of this wine along side the 2014 vintage which had aged beautifully like a fine white Burgundy.  Many vermentino are best consumed young while still fresh and vibrant.  The Clos Blanc is an obvious exception to the rule.  2022 is one of the finest vintages in modern Coriscan winemaking.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to snag some for drinking pleasure now, but also for the cellar.

“Located high and deep in Corsica’s forested interior, Clos Venturi exists on a isolated sandstone hill, between two mountain ranges in the high altitude village of Ponte Leccia, at the crossroads to Bastia, Ajaccio and Calvi. Manu Venturi, a native Corsican with deep roots to the area has spent the last seventeen years building upon the heroic work of his father, Jean-Marc to make light on this special terroir and preserve the beauty and biodiversity of his Island.

His 25 hectares of vines are interplanted with 19 different native Corsican varieties surrounded by scrubby forest. The property is pristine, from an almost religious approach to biodynamic agriculture to their meticulous organization of the sheep, chickens, horses, and cows that coexist on the hill. The results are wines that enchanted us with their layered texture, freshness and extraordinary aromatic intensity, evoking the heady scents of the Corsican maquis – a mix of eucalyptus, juniper, rosemary, yellow immortelle, myrtle, sage, mint, thyme and lavender.”

100% Vermentinu Soils: Sandstone with south/southeast exposition.35 hls/ha 100% destemmed. Direct pneumatic pressing with 48h-72h skin contact. Temperature controlled fermentation with native yeast in stainless steel tank. 8-9 months on the lees. No fining, cold settling and light filtration before bottling.