2014ClosTeddiBlanc2014 Clos Teddi, Grande Cuvee, Patrimonio Blanc AOC Corse, France.
The 100% Vermentinu (Vermentino) Grande Cuvee is aged on it’s lees in 600L demi-muids giving this Corsican white a rich and textural mouth feel without losing any vitality or class, it certainly has more style and depth than the stainless offering from Clos Teddi. Grown on the north side of the French island on soils similar to limestone that you might find in the Loire Valley or Burgundy, all of Clos Teddi’s wine have an elegance and charm, not as rustic as the wines from the rugged west coast which are set on granite and schist. The exotic Grande Cuvee shows smooth layers of white peach, mixed citrus, green melon and a hint of tropical fruits with decedent detail and fresh acidity along with subtle floral notes, saline, spice and liquid mineral essence. The delicate wood influences add a pleasing density to this lovely medium bodied white that is an excellent cuisine wine, going great with seafood, cheeses and even more robust fare. Clos Teddi’s White, Red and Rose are very well made and offer a solid value in Corsica terroir driven wines, the regular line are nice stainless clear wines, but the Grande Cuvee offerings are a big step up in style and substance, especially in the Patrimonio Blanc and Rouge (100% Nieliuccu) with the 2014 white and 2013 rouge, both of which are outstanding, but Rose is the main wine of Corsica, making up 51% of all wine made on the island, so you must always take it seriously and Clos Teddi’s is a fine example.
($25+ Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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