Carcajolo Nero Vin Rouge Abbatucci, biodynamic, rare red wine. This is a grape variety truly native to Corsica that not so long ago risked total extinction, and has been revived by esteemed winemaker Jean-Charles Abbatucci. A stunning complex red wine, both rich and fresh, herbs and rich fruits abound.
The winemaking history of this family estate is over a hundred years old, with many generations of winemakers passing down their know-how. In the 60s, Antoine Abbatucci, witnessing the disappearance of local varieties in favour of ‘international’ ones so he decided to plant a 1-hectare ampelographic station, in an attempt to save 18 Corsican grape varieties from oblivion. His son Jean-Charles took over in 2000 and converted the estate to biodynamic. He started to graft some of these old varieties onto their existing vineyards. He now produces 14 different wines all from traditional Corsican varieties.