Abbatucci Faustine Rouge 2011

What to make of a biodynamic wine grower whose unorthodox methodology includes having the choral polyphony for which his homeland is famous broadcast to his vines (and the sheep that graze them) as well to his young wines? Collectively, Abbatucci’s wines will stretch your palate, your imagination, and even your notions about what wine is or can be. 

“Abbatucci’s 2011 Ajaccio Faustine – a roughly 70-30 blend of Sciacarellu and Niellucciu – intensely delivers a wealth of floral and herbal notes (especially marjoram and thyme) both in the nose and on a vibrant, buoyant, silken-textured palate. Ripe cherry and strawberry serve for a juicy fundament, while black pepper, smoky black tea, iodine, and mineral salts lend saliva-inducement and pungent invigoration to an exhilarating and mouthwatering finish. I expect this to remain impressive through at least 2018.” 93rp

 

 

USD $28.99

Wine

Ajaccio

Faustine Rouge

93rp

Abbatucci

.750

  • Sciaccarellu
  • Niellucciu