Domaine Abbatucci

France - Ajaccio

If it wasn’t for Antoine Abbatucci, most of the grapes now grown by his son, Jean-Charles, might well not exist. In the 1960s, local Corsican grapes were being rapidly replaced by international competitors. Antoine was charged with preserving these varieties and, using a hectare of land, created a ampelographic station and saved the fate of 18 of them.            

When Jean-Charles took over in 2000, he began grafting these old varieties onto the existing vines, and then started to grow them biodynamically. Today, 14 of those varieties can be found at Domaine Abbatucci, situated in the Taravo Valley of Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica.

There are now around 18 hectares of vines, which are planted on granite slopes 100 metres above sea level. They thrive in an ecosystem in which a wide variety of flora and fauna grow beside the vines, adding to the ecological diversity, an important part of biodynamism. In the winter, a herd of sheep comes to the land, and there is also a herd of striped “tiger cows”. The cows are bred by Jean-Charles’s brother, Jacque, and eaten at the restaurant run their other brother, Henri. The vines are punctuated by shrubs and olive trees.

The estate produces around 1,500 bottles of each type of wine, so you’ll have to hurry if you want to experience the unique qualities of grapes that were raised from the dead.

Domaine Abbatucci Winelist

Vintages & Larger Formats

NAME PRICE Size VINTAGE
VDF "Faustine" White Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
VDF "Faustine" White Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
VDF "Faustine" White Login Magnum (150cl) 2015
VDF "Faustine" White Login Magnum (150cl) 2013
VDF "Faustine" White Login Magnum (150cl) 2011
VDF "Faustine" White Login Magnum (150cl) 2010
VDF "Alte Rosso" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
VDF "Alte Rosso" Login Bottle (75cl) 2012
VDF "Alte Rosso" Login Bottle (75cl) 2011
VDF "Alte Rosso" Login Magnum (150cl) 2010
Collection "Diplomate d'Empire" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
Collection "Diplomate d'Empire" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Collection "Diplomate d'Empire" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Collection "Diplomate d'Empire" Login Bottle (75cl) 2012
Collection "Diplomate d'Empire" Login Bottle (75cl) 2011
Collection "Diplomate d'Empire" Login Bottle (75cl) 2010
Collection "Diplomate d'Empire" Login Bottle (75cl) 2009
Collection "Diplomate d'Empire" Login Magnum (150cl) 2008
Collection "Général de la Révolution" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
Collection "Général de la Révolution" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Collection "Général de la Révolution" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Collection "Général de la Révolution" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Collection "Général de la Révolution" Login Bottle (75cl) 2012
Collection "Général de la Révolution" Login Magnum (150cl) 2011
Collection "Général de la Révolution" Login Jeroboam (3L) 2010
VDF "Faustine" red Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
VDF "Faustine" red Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
VDF "Faustine" red Login Magnum (150cl) 2013
VDF "Faustine" red Login Magnum (150cl) 2011
VDF "Faustine" red Login Magnum (150cl) 2010
VDF "Faustine" red Login Magnum (150cl) 2009
VDF "Faustine" red Login Magnum (150cl) 2008
VDF "Faustine" red Login Magnum (150cl) 2005
VDF "Valle Di Nero" Red Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
VDF "Valle Di Nero" Red Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
VDF "Carcajolo" Login Bottle (75cl) 2011
VDF "Carcajolo" Login Bottle (75cl) 2010
VDF " Monte Bianco" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
VDF " Monte Bianco" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Collection " Ministre Imperial" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
Collection " Ministre Imperial" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Collection " Ministre Imperial" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Collection " Ministre Imperial" Login Bottle (75cl) 2012
Collection " Ministre Imperial" Login Magnum (150cl) 2011
Collection " Ministre Imperial" Login Magnum (150cl) 2009
Collection " Ministre Imperial" Login Magnum (150cl) 2008
VDF "Dolce Rosso" sweet wine Login Bottle (75cl) 2016

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