Ministre Impérial VdF 2018 – Abbatucci


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Ministre Impérial VdF 2018 - Abbatucci


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Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from dated 21.12.2020, Copyright André Dominé
"The minister was the grandson of the diplomat who was minister under Napoleon III. He was a builder roads, railways, ports in Corsica go back to him," explains Jean-Charles. His top red wine is a cuvee out of Sciaccarellu, Niellucciu, Morescola, Moresconu, Montanaccia, Carcoghjolu Neru and Aléaticu, which undergoes a maceration of several weeks with changing pigeages and pumping over in conical barrels. The subsequent ageing is similar to that of Monte Bianco. Production 6000 bottles. The bouquet is predominantly redcurrants, on the palate delightful volume, coupled with stimulating minerality, refined tannins, smoky notes, complex spice and excellent persistence.


Medium-light garnet red


The red counterpart to the Diplomate and Général is based on Sciaccarello and Nielluccio, which Jean-Charles Abbatucci blends with the five rare native varieties Morescola, Morescono, Montanaccia, Carcoghjolo nero and Aléatico to one of the most characterful red wines of Corsica. Intense bouquet of red currants, wild strawberries, raspberries, red cherries and blood oranges. Then follow fine spice, graphite and smoky notes as well as wild herbs like thyme, marjoram, sage, but also laurel.


Sweet, fruity approach with very juicy, clear, fresh red berries and cherries and lovely dynamism with fine stony minerality. With very elegant tannins and fine-grained structure, the Ministre is wonderfully lively, stimulating and energizing with notes of cinnamon, black pepper, delightful spice and blond tobacco, excellent balance and great finesse with a very long finish. Although with less structure than in other years, the wine is at a very high level with a plus of elegance and finesse.

Food recommendations from André Dominé

  • Gratin with peppers and zucchini
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)
  • Fillets of cod back with chorizo
  • Roasted guinea fowl with mediterranean herbs and chard


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Alcohol content

14% Vol.

Residual sweetness



5,1 g/l

Drinking temperature



Domaine Comte Abbatucci, Pont de Calzola, 20140 Casalabriva, France. Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01


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