The estate’s 2013 Vermentino bottling is particularly exceptional. In the glass, it is voluptuous, deep, and complex. A classic expression of this beautiful varietal, it shows notes of fennel, honeysuckle, and bright candied lemon on the nose. On the palate, there is a beautifully saline note of crushed rock and bright yellow peach. A wine of body but not weight, this wine speaks of its island and the rocky, granitic soils you'll find in Poly's vineyards. Beautifully balanced, this is a white that belongs on the table year-round with sardines, saucisson, and sheep’s milk cheeses.
Abbatucci, Arena, and Canarelli–you likely know these names as some of the premier sources of beautiful Corsican wine. After tasting the vibrant, invigorating wines of another upcoming estate, I’ve come to believe that another name belongs on that list–Stiliccionu. A tiny estate founded with natural winemaking at its core, this domaine represents the next generation of Corsican winemaking–and devotées of the island's wines are already catching on. Following in the footsteps of those pioneering producers whose wines we love, there is no doubt that the wines of Stiliccionu are some of the best in Corsica today.