Domaine 'Alzipratu Pumonte Rouge 2019
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Domaine 'Alzipratu Pumonte Rouge 2019

Corsica, France
Regular price $41.95per bottle ($251.70per case)
6 bottles per case

Big & Bold

Domaine Alzipratu’s vineyards are located on the island of Corsica. Located 90 km west of Italy, 170 km southeast of France and 11 km north of the island of Sardinia, the island is a territory of France, but many of the region's winemaking traditions and grape varieties are Italian in origin. It is here that Pierre Acquaviva cultivates, amid olive and almonds groves, the islands local varieties of Sciaccarellu, Niellucciu and Vermentino.

Pumonte is a slope at the foot of the Cirque de Bonifatu, a breath-taking natural park where creeks and streams hide among high peaks. The proximity of the mountains cools the usually hot temperatures of Corisca during the summer, perserving the freshness and the aromas in the grapes. This red made from old vines of Sciaccarellu, Niellucciu, Aleaticcu and Minustellu is rich, earthy, smooth and velvety. On the nose it has nice bouquet of red fruits and garrigue. On the palate, the wine is big and bold, with silky tannins. 

To be enjoyed with spicy meats and stews.

About the Winery

Domaine Alzipratu

On the island of Corsica, located in the North-West of the Island, the estate was created in the 1960s by Baron Henry Louis de La Grange, then owner of the Alzipratu convent. The estate was managed by Maurice Acquaviva before being taken over by his son Pierre and his wife Cécilia. The 40 hectare vineyard is made up of several plots facing south and is divided into two parts.

The first is to the north of the convent, near Zilia, the second is located 10 km west of the village of Calenzana in the upper Figarella valley where they cultivate the traditional Corsican varieties. Located at the foot of Monte Grossu (highest point 1950 meters) and a few minutes from the shore, their vines benefit from a contrasting sea-mountain climatic influence. Passionate for this environment, Pierre works vintage after vintage to express the uniqueness of the Corsican terroir through the purity of his wines. 

The winery is certified HVE: Haute Valeur Environnementale; and is in organic conversion. Their wines will be certified organic starting vintage 2021.