Domaine Nicolas Bindi Mursaglia Rouge (750ml)
After having studied law in Paris, the pull to return home to his native land and vineyards was too strong to ignore. Nicolas Mariotti Bindi settled in Oletta, Corsica to live the life of a vigneron and winemaker. He celebrated his first vintage in 2007. He manages this 7 hectare estate using organic grape growing and winemaking principles. Vinification is all natural and only limited amounts of SO2 are used with amounts stated on the label.
Bindi produces wine from three distinct terroirs. Mursaglia is characterized by its clay-limestone soil and eastern exposure. The Mursaglia rouge is 100% Nielluccio from a 1 ha plot, hand harvested and cold soaked for 48 hours. The wine undergoes a natural fermentation that lasts no more than a month, with daily manual pump-overs. The wine is left to naturally settle and then is racked off the lees. This is a fresh and fruit forward style of red with approachable tannins. It is a wine that expresses purity of grape, place and a winemaker`s gentle touch.
The Nielluccio grape is said to be either indigenous to the island of Corsica or an identical clone of the Tuscan grape Sangiovese. Nevertheless, this particular offering from the aforementioned Mediterranean island is quite expressive with the nose reminiscent of dried flowers, sun-dried tomato, cherry and raspberry and the palate further asserting the red fruits with an added herbaceous character and a salty, brine finish. With high acidity and gripping tannins, this wine would benefit from 10-15 minutes in the fridge to obtain a moderate chill and can be paired with a number of tomato-based pasta dishes, as well as a variety of seafood!