03 Jul What’s In Your Wine Bag
Your Regal France weekly inventory/container update can be downloaded by clicking on the Regal red button below. Reminder that these reports have a column with the all-important Vinergie inventory which is the immediate back-up source for Regal.
- Please be aware that we are dangerously low on Saint Roch les Vignes Rosé. Vinergie’s next, and likely final, two pallets are scheduled to arrive July 22. At least one of those pallets will be available for Regal distribution markets.
- Regal is down to 28 cases of Mas de Pampelonne Rosé, however, Vinergie has plenty of back-up stock at this time.
- Regal only has a few cases of Château Salettes Bandol Roséremaining in open inventory following the Decanter accolades earlier this month, however, Vinergie still has 72 cases in the NJ warehouse.
I will send an update of this report at the end of July.
In 2005, Eric Poli sold his interest in the family’s 75-acre Vin de Corse estate, Domaine de Piana, to his brother Antoine. With the proceeds, he bought 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of old-vine Niellucio and Vermentino (aka Malvoisie de Corse) on the terraced Poggio d’Oletta in the heart of Patrimonio, the oldest and arguably best appellation on this mountainous Mediterranean island. An important factor in Eric’s decision was the fact that his wife, Marie-Brigitte, is the Owner/Director of Clos Teddi, the Patrimonio domaine founded by her father in 1970.
Eric expanded Clos Alivu’s modest holdings with the purchase of 4.3 acres of Niellucciu vines in the commune of Santo Pietro di Tenda in 2012. Today, he manages Clos Alivu’s 11.7 acres of vines and the 86.5 acres of Clos Teddi. Eric has also assumed responsibility for the winemaking of both domaines, while Marie-Brigitte handles commercial affairs for the two companies. The brands are marketed separately outside of Corsica but the Polis run a popular retail tasting room in the heart of the picturesque harbor village of Saint-Florent where they feature the wines of the two Patrimonio domaines as well as full range of IGP Île de Beauté wines from the 108 acres of vines the couple owns just outside Eric’s hometown of Linguizzetta, on the east coast of the island.
Protected by the maritime influences of the Golfe de Saint-Florent, vines cultivated on the limestone, clay and schist soils of Patrimonio’s hillsides rarely require treatments of any kind, so Eric’s practices are essentially organic (though without certification). Niellucio, genetically linked to Sangiovese, thrives in this ideally situated inlet at the north end of the island, and when yields are limited, results in wines with more freshness and finesse than those made from its Tuscan cousin. And the fresh, aromatic whites made from Vermentino rival the best of Sardinia, Corsica’s neighbor to the south.
CORSICAN VERMENTINO – WHAT’S IN YOUR WINE BAG?.