Enclos des Anges, Vin de Corse-Calvi
Both red and white are from old bush vines on organically farmed slopes behind the town of Calvi in northwestern Corsica.
Richard Spurr, a Lancashire lad, married to a Montpellier oenologist, settled there in 2007. They live above the abandoned cooperative winery and only use about a quarter of the building!
Part of the space Richard uses for drying the animals (lost cows, wild boar) he kills on his vineyard – he makes amazing sausage etc.
White, 2013…..The white is made from pure Rolle (Vermentino), low yielding 50 yr old vines (just a ton per acre), fermented in concrete vats nine months on the lees – ripe, rich, and not for the faint of heart.
Rose, 2015….He uses Grenache mainly for his extraordinary Rose – worthy of Foreign Legion esprit de corps.
Red, 2013…..The red wine is a field blend of whole cluster Nielluccio, Syrah, Cinsault, and very old Carignan – octopi with their heads in the ground – made in concrete vats and aged on fine lees for a year and a half, at least.