Domaine Vico Vin de Corse Blanc is a delicious representation of the Vermentinu grape, with its stone fruits and minerality. The wine is 100% Vermentino. Importer Eric Dubourg, owner of Wineberry America, first met Emmanuel Venturi, his first Corsican producer, from the northeastern mountains around the village of Ponte Leccia. Their location is interesting because it is the only Corsican vineyard that lies far from the sea. It sits in the middle of the island, about an hour south of Bastia and a couple hours northeast of Ajaccio, nestled in the foothills of some high mountain peaks. The producer is also interesting in that he owns two domaines several kilometers apart, which make very different wines.
Jean Vico, whose family produced wines for several generations, originally planted the domaine's vineyards in 1901. In 1987 Jean-Marc Venturi purchased the property, replanted some of the vineyards and began improving the quality of the wine. At the end of the nineties, Emmanuel Venturi began working with his dad after studying winemaking on the island and doing some internships abroad. Domaine Vico covers 46 hectares, planted with local varieties Vermentinu, Niellucciu and Sciaccarellu, along with Grenache and Syrah.
Domaine Vico Vin de Corse Blanc is a gray-gold wine with glints of silver and green. It offers aromas of apples and pears, followed by citrusy notes after aeration. On the palate, the wine is well balanced, with notes of white and citrus fruits. It's an outstanding accompaniment to appetizers, salads, scallops, lobster, and grilled fish.