Blend of Biancu Gentile, Genovese, Vermentino.
Biancu Gentile, Vermentinu, Genovese come together here to express the character of Clos Venturi most concisely. Thus, the flowers and herbs of the maquis are in the foreground, but immediately followed by lemon zest, cedar lemons and an amazing smoky minerality. The lemon tones become increasingly spicy with lemon thyme, lemon verbena, salt lemon and a hint of resinous incense.
The 12 months on the lees give the white Chiesa Nera its creamy richness and complex expression with aromas of tangerines, quince, but also white peaches and apricots, anise, sage and thyme. But from the onset there is an underlying and persistent saltiness reminiscent of seaweed. Fermentation and aging in concrete eggs enhance the minerality and tension, with natural freshness forcing citrus character and length. One of the best whites of Corsica.
The vines of Clos Venturi are rooted in Sandstone, basalt, granite and blue slate. Together with the continental climate of the Central Corsica and the influence of the Mediterranean, the soils bring freshness, minerality and maturity to the wines in equal measure. The stony environment, however, contributes above all purity and barrenness in the wines.
The founder Jean Vico has cultivated the vineyards on the French Mediterranean island only with autochthonous grape varieties. Vermentinu, Sciaccarellu, Niellucciu, Carcaghjolu Neru, Aleatico and Minustellu bring even experienced wine connoisseurs to the limits of their knowledge. As a tribute to Jean Vico, wines are still named after him today.