2010 Marengo Muscat du Cap Corse

Imported By IPO Wines

Country

France

Region

Corsica


Appellation

Muscat du Cap Corse

Soil Type

Clay, Limestone


Varietal(s)

  • 100% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains

Winemaker

Marina and Benoît Bronzini de Caraffa


X Organic

Wine Tech Sheet

Wine Review

Shimmering white-yellow. Attractive aromas and flavors of honey, orange marmalade, ripe apricot, almonds, and white pepper. The texture is round and viscous. Great acidity & balance- when I drink this I feel like layers of Corsican minerality show through- wild herbs like mint & lavender. A hint of salinity and honey. Pair this with blue veined cheeses and you will be transported! -Lindsay Dunn, IPO Wines


Wine Notes

The plot of land is at the foot of the mountain San Angelo, the scales of Saint-Florent, in the heart of the vineyards of Patrimonio. The vineyard was planted in 1992. The grapes are picked early, which gives the wine great freshness. The plot is divided into 3 zones despite its' small size because each zone matures differently. The grapes are pressed separately and the juice vinified separately too. A skin contact maceration is made with grapes toasted by the sun. Vinification of fine lees for a rich aroma. They stop the fermentation by adding alcohol (characteristic of natural sweet wine). Assembly for maturing. Maturing: 18 months minimum before the sale.

The name of the wine, No. 655, is one of 2 parcels planted. It is a very precise reference to the land that gives the sweet wine its originality and expressiveness.

Food and Wine pairing: This wine can be consumed at the beginning, middle, and/or end of a meal. It goes well with both sweet and savory dishes, including: salty/sweet white meat, spicy or citrus white meat, fish, blue cheese, dark chocolate, citrus desserts, fruit pie, fresh fruit salad, sorbets, etc.

Wine Producer

Domaine Marengo

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