Located at the southern end of the Cap Corse peninsula in Corsica is the small commune of Patrimonio. The commune is home to the Patrimonio AOC, known throughout the isle for the quality of its wine. Red, White and Rose are all produced, with Nielluccio and Vermentino being the most frequently used grapes - Due to the wines popularity with the local population, few Patrimonio wines actually leave the Isle of Corsica. We've been lucky to secure ours!
Our featured Patrimonio wine is from Domaine Napoleon Brizi. Created in the early 1960s in the foothills of Mount Sant'Angelo, Domaine Napoleon Brizi is a longtime family property. The vineyards at the foot of the central cliff enjoy exposure to the east and a natural protection against the prevailing winds and cold, stretching between 120 and 200m above sea level. The vineyard contains 6 hectares of Niellucciu, 4 Vermentinu and 3 of Muscat, grown using traditional methods.
This Patrimonio is a sumptuous red, powerful, an amazing length combining aromas of black and red fruits with spicy notes.
When serving, we recommend at least an hours breathing for this wine, decanting if possible. With food, we advise pairing it with meat grilled in sauce, lamb or cheeses, or to truly appreciate it, by itself!
The wine is available at £18.90 per bottle, from the following link: