Faustine White Abbatucci, delicious, Biodynamic Vermentino from Corsica. The younger vintages of this wine are very fresh, very pure with tropical fruit scents, a subtle oiliness in the texture and a long acidic finish. Biodynamics does not result in funkiness with the wines of Abbatucci and the Faustine is a superb white for all to enjoy.
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.