Domaine Gentile Red Patrimonio Corsica 2015 Domaine Gentile Red Patrimonio Corsica 2015 Domaine Gentile Red Patrimonio Corsica 2015 Download PDF

Winery Domaine Gentile
Farming PracticesEcocert certified organic
Soilsclay and limestone
Hectares/Acres10 ha. across 7 plots / yielding 40hL per ha.
Harvest Techniqueharvested and sorted by hand
Fermentationmaceration in rotary tank / minimal temperature control / drained and pressed to tank where malolactic fermentation begins
Malolacticfull malolactic fermentation in tank
Maturationwine is blended after fermentation completes followed by 6 to 12 months in stainless steel
Sulfur35mg total SO2
Filteryes, cross-flow fermentation
Item NoFR6503-15
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Corsica
Domaine Gentile Red Patrimonio Corsica 2015

The Domaine Gentile estate is undergoing a constant state of transformation under the leadership of Jean-Paul Gentile. Jean-Paul joined his parents in 1994 after completing his studies in Oenology and has instilled a philosophy of constant improvements in quality and sustainability. Gentile strives to be conscientious of the environment believing that organic farming and winemaking is rewarded with a better wine in the end. In the vineyard, Gentile uses reasoned and limited treatments but never uses herbicides. Seeking a deeper standard than is required of organic certification, Jean-Paul has avoided the use of copper as years pass. Instead, he has used a combination of orange zest, horsetail, and clay to dry the vines leaves to control rot and mildew. This addresses the conditions that lead to disease pressure rather than trying to kill off the mold and other harmful microbes. Yields are limited, machines are used less every year in the vineyard, and all harvesting and sorting is done by hand. In the cellar, the process adheres to the standards of modern organic winemaking, so the wines aren't just made with organic grapes. Additionally the cellar is underground to create an efficient environment for the wines with regulated temperatures and humidity.

Niellucciu is the main red variety of Patrimonio and ages very well when vinified in the traditional way. The clay-limestone soils develop a profile that is spicy and savory in character with fresh, red fruits in its youth.