Thomas Santamaria Le Dilemme d'Achille

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Grapes: Nielluciu

Region: Corsica, France

Vintage: 2019

Viticulture: Organic + Biodynamic

Soils: Schist + Limestone

Vinification: Short maceration then fermented in stainless steel tanks (drinks like a light red or dark rose)

Aging: 8 months in tanks

Fining or Filtering: None

Sulfur: Minimal

Notes from the Importer: Thomas is the 6th generation to take over the estate, which, over the years, has acquired 30 hectares of vines across the Oletta, Olmeta-di-Tuda, and St.-Florent communes on the island of Corsica planted in schist and limestone soils. Much like their neighbors at Clos Marfisi, previous generations had farmed in the traditional ways, and never gave into outside pressure in regards to using herbicides and pesticides, which unfortunately became common in the 1970s. Thomas has begun to take that a step further. He maintains strict organic farming principles, and is looking at biodynamic treatments as well as following the lunar cycle for all vineyard work.

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