Situated in South Corsica in the Taravo valley, the domaine Comte Abbatucci was founded in 1950. With 18 hectares (over 100 hectares for the entire domaine) of vineyards planted on granite slopes, the domaine is a real conservatory of Corsican viticultural history and heritage. Antoine Abbatucci, father of the current winemaker Jean-Charles Abbatucci, was a passionate man about grape varieties and he was asked in the 1970's to create a conservatory of the indigenous grape varieties of the "Ile de Beauté" (the Beauty Island). He planted the vines between 1963 and 1976 and successed in saving over 400 years of history and heritage.
Winemakers for nearly a century, Jean-Charles naturally followed the footsteps of his father and became the winemaker of the domaine. Since 2000, he oriented the domaine towards biodynamic principles and also joined the association Renaissance des Appellations (created by Nicolas Joly, Clos de la Coulée de Serrant). 100 metres above sea level between the olive trees and the Corsican maquis, the vineyards are respected and carefully taken care of by Jean-Charles. The domaine grows a delightful range of indigenous grape varieties such as: Vermentino, Niellucio, Sciaccarello and Barbarossa.
Descending directly from Napoléon Bonaparte and faithful the to the Corsican charm, Jean-Charles Abbatucci is a proud defender of the tradition and the environment. Ambitious, passionate and really aware of the land as a nature jewel, he successed to reconcile the tradition of the Corsican terroir and the modernity of the biodynamic viticulture.