Domaine Saparale is located in the Ortolo valley, between Sartene and Bonifacio. Between the sea and the mountains, the exceptional terroir from which it benefits gives birth to fine and racy Corsican wines, but also very appreciated. Saparale is one of the most important wineries in South Corsica.
Domaine Saparale was created in the middle of the 19th century by Philippe de Rocca Serra, a lawyer and financial advisor who had traveled extensively in Africa. He undertook the construction of a vast property and planted a hundred hectares of vines, mainly Vermentino and Sciaccarello. After a meteoric rise and a gold medal in the 1900s, the vineyard was ravaged by phylloxera. It was bought in 1995 by Philippe Farinelli who did everything possible to bring the Domaine de Saparale back to life.
Domaine Saparale is located on a granite terroir, there is also a microclimate in the Ortolo Valley. Indeed, these two elements play a crucial role in the elaboration of Corsican wines. The sunshine, the low rainfall and the wind contribute to the health of the vine throughout its cycle. At Domaine de Saparale, the use of chemical products is strongly limited while fertilizers are forbidden. A part of the harvest is carried out in green and the vines are ploughed several times a year.
Saparale offers four main ranges, first of all the Domaine Saparale range, declined in the three colors it has a beautiful drinkability, freshness and the Sartenaise typicity. The Saparale Casteddu range, also offered in the three colors, is the most elegant because it comes from plots with low yields. This wine has a good ageing potential and is aged in oak barrels. Finally, there are two more confidential cuvées: Natura, offering cuvées without sulfur and Oenoteca, offering micro-cuvées.
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Domaine Saparale Red is a slightly spicy wine, with raspberry and strawberry aromas. It has a soft attack on the palate and nice notes of candied fruit. The palate remains light and the texture silky, which makes this Saparale Red a very pleasant wine to drink in its youth but which can also be expected a few years.
The cuvée Domaine Saparale white is a 100% Vermentino, reflecting the purest expression of this Corsican grape variety. The fruity nose of pear and peach, as well as pineapple and mango, is also floral. On the palate, this Corsican white is fresh and elegant, the finish is gently mineral.
Domaine Saparale Casteddu Red is an intense Corsican wine, offering a complex and delicate aromatic palette on spicy notes, chocolate and grilled. The mouth is greedy and powerful, with a lot of body. Saparale offers us a beautiful wine of guard and gastronomy with this cuvée Casteddu!