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Thomas Santamaria La Boutanche Rouge

$28.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Patrimonio, Corsica
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: Grenache and Niellucciu

Thomas Santamaria La Boutanche Rouge is a beautifully rustic Corsican red blend of Grenache and Niellucciu. Loads of dark berry fruit, brambly tannins, and bright acidity. Winemaker Thomas Santamaria works with biodynamic principles, including following lunar cycles. The fruit is hand-harvested and fermentation starts with native yeast only. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with a small amount of SO² at bottling.

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NATTINESS

Super Natty

FRUIT

Black Plum, Blackberry

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

ALCOHOL

13-14%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Selection Massale

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Thomas Santamaria La Boutanche Rouge

Thomas Santamaria La Boutanche Rouge is a beautifully rustic Corsican red blend of Grenache and Niellucciu. Loads of dark berry fruit, brambly tannins, and bright acidity. Winemaker Thomas Santamaria works with biodynamic principles, including following lunar cycles. The fruit is hand-harvested and fermentation starts with native yeast only. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with a small amount of SO² at bottling.

About Thomas Santamaria

Thomas Santamaria is the 6th generation to take over the family 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.

Vinifications are just as traditional, with native yeast fermentations in stainless steel. All wines are unfined and unfiltered with a small addition of sulfur at bottling. Thomas makes two different tiers of cuvées. The first is called Tranoi which are bottled as Vin de France and are pure, unadulterated, distinctly Mediterranean wines. The second are his Patrimonio AOC wines, which are among some of the best on the island.

 

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