Jean-Baptiste-Arena-Muscat-du-Cap-Corse-Grotte-di-Sole-Corsica-2014

Jean-Baptiste Arena, Muscat du Cap Corse Grotte di Sole (Corsica), 2014

Muscat de Cap Corse Grotte di Sole is a muted wine that ages for 2 months in stainless steel tank. Grotte de Sole: Meaning “sunny grottoes” in Corsican, this parcel takes its name from its direct southern facing exposure. As the name suggests, this terroir on clay-limestone soils gives the ripest grapes from the property. Patrimonio Grotte di Sole Rouge (2 ha), 100% Niellucciu, and Patrimonio Grotte di Sole Blanc (1ha), 100% Vermentinu, both come from this parcel. These vines average 60 years of age, and are from the original holdings of the Arena family, going back to at least the 18th century. These wines tend to be rich and round, but Antoine takes pains to harvest early and never allows for excessive maturity.

“Notes of mint and peppermint serve as counterpoint to the candied and piquant elements as well as for a satisfying sense of coolness in the wine’s finish, which certainly belies its alcohol.”
- Robert Parker

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D0543
Varietal: Muscat
Type: White
Country: France
Region: French Country
Winery: Jean-Baptiste Arena
UPC: 761503821348
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$57.95 $49.95
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$695.40 $599.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D0543
Varietal: Muscat
Type: White
Country: France
Region: French Country
Winery: Jean-Baptiste Arena
UPC: 761503821348

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Muscat de Cap Corse Grotte di Sole is a muted wine that ages for 2 months in stainless steel tank. Grotte de Sole: Meaning “sunny grottoes” in Corsican, this parcel takes its name from its direct southern facing exposure. As the name suggests, this terroir on clay-limestone soils gives the ripest grapes from the property. Patrimonio Grotte di Sole Rouge (2 ha), 100% Niellucciu, and Patrimonio Grotte di Sole Blanc (1ha), 100% Vermentinu, both come from this parcel. These vines average 60 years of age, and are from the original holdings of the Arena family, going back to at least the 18th century. These wines tend to be rich and round, but Antoine takes pains to harvest early and never allows for excessive maturity.

“Notes of mint and peppermint serve as counterpoint to the candied and piquant elements as well as for a satisfying sense of coolness in the wine’s finish, which certainly belies its alcohol.”
- Robert Parker