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Domaine Comte Abbatucci Ajaccio Faustine Vieilles Vignes Rouge 2012

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    Characterized by a cherry color with ruby highlights, the powerful nose immediately evokes Mediterranean shrubs (Maquis) native to the Corsica Island. This wine is characterized by its beautiful aromatic palette: aroma of black fruit of a certain complexity (wild berries of the Maquis) with a note of discreet red fruit, it also leaves room for flavors of spices and pepper.

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    A mountainous, Mediterranean island covered in vineyards, Corsica, while closer to Italy in proximity and history, is today under France's political jurisdiction. The island is home to a mix of Italian and French grapes, typically planted at high elevations. Niellucciu (Sangiovese), Sciacarellu (Mammolo), and Vermentino (Rolle) are the main grape varieties of Corsica, and account for about two thirds of all Corsican wines produced.

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    With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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