Orenga

Corsica - Patrimonio

Domaine Orenga de Gaffory, situated in the midst of the exquisite Patrimonio appellation in northern Corsica, a spectacular region inscribed in the World Heritage list, cultivates its sixty hectares with a range of traditional Corsican
grape varieties- Niellucio, Vermentino, Sciacarellu, Minustellu, Aleatico and Muscat Petits Grains.


The owner of the family estate Henri Orenga de Gaffory exerts his life-long passion for the art of vine growing and winemaking with an ever growing dedication for the unique terroirs producing wines characterised by their balanced structure and aromatic concentration as well as potential for aging. Being committed to making great wines by working in harmony with nature we have decided to convert our vine plots to organic farming. In our work we continue to maintain and enhance ecological balance by focusing on the main principles of organic cultivation such as biodiversity, sustainability, natural pest management, natural plant fertilisation and soil integrity.


Equally passionate about contemporary art, Henri hosts annual exhibitions of modern art displaying works of renowned Corsican and international artists. The presence of our wines at some of the world's best venues, their recognition by the finest sommeliers and specialists reinforces the estate team members in their continuous pursuit of excellence.

Patrimonio
Cuvée des Gouverneurs

100% Niellucciu in limestone-rich, chalk and clay with pebbles - 100% destemming and crushing - maturation in French oak (300 and 600 liters) for a period of 12 months - 30% in new oak, 30% in barrels used once, 30% in barrels used twice.

Red berry aromas and vanilla notes gradually develop into more complex jammy and

toasted tones, a sign of a fully ripe harvest indicating its aging potential and translating into its deep red colour. Wine most expressive after 2 to 3 years of ageing. 

Patrimonio
Felice

100% Niellucciu in limestone, chalk and clay. 

100% destemmed and crushed - maturation in

stainless steel vats for 12 to 18 months.

Produced from selected vine plots, profound
aromatic complexity, medium body and long finish. We suggest to open it a few hours before drinking to reveal its rich red berry and Maquis
herb aromas. Displays its complexity best after 2 or 3 years of aging. Can be kept for up to 8 years, 10 in case of an exceptional vintage.

Patrimonio
Felice

100% Niellucciu in limestone, chalk and clay. 

Saignée after a maceration of 10 to 12 hours - aging in stainless steel vats.

Its dark pink colour result from the saignée wine-making process. It offers an elegant and
complex nose of white and red fruits with a spicy finish. The mouth is full and structured with red berry aromas and a palate expressing a good balance and interesting complexity.

Patrimonio
Domaine Orenga

90 % Niellucciu- 10% Grenache in limestone, chalk and clay. 100% destemming and
crushing - maturation in stainless steel vats.

Dark red colour, full and rich on the palate.You can feel the chalky-clay minerality of Patrimonio terroir. Its robust structure will become more supple with time while aromas of wild red and black berries will develop.

Patrimonio
Domaine Orenga

100% Vermentinu

direct pressing, 12- 24 hour skin maceration - fermentation temperature between 18 and 20°C - maturation in stainless steel vats.

Fruity (citrus) , floral (white orchard flowers) and mineral aromas, produces a complex wine that is round, lively and long on the palate. Evolves with aging (18 to 24 months) revealing honey and wax notes.

Patrimonio
Cuvée des Gouverneurs

100% Vermentino in limestony soils. Direct pressing of perfectly mature grapes - 12- 24 hour skin maceration - fermented in French oak - maturation on lees in French oak for 6-8 months with regular stirring.

Made from the best vines of the estate,
this wine boasts exotic floral notes and mineral undertones. It reaches aromatic maturity after three years of ageing.

Patrimonio
Felice

100% Vermentino in limestony soils with chalk and clay. Direct pressing of perfectly mature grapes - 12- 24 hour skin maceration - flotation settling - fermentation temperature between 18- 20°C - maturation in stainless steel vats on fine lees for 4 to 5 months.

Felice white is made from old vines. Produced from a later harvest and matured on lees for a couple of months, this wine is characterized by the finesse of its bouquet, the complexity of its aromas and a long finish. A nose of spring flowers, white peach and a light mint side. The mouth is full and fresh with citrus aromas and mineral notes.

Minustellu-Niellucciu
Scala Santa

80% Minustellu - 20% Niellucciu in limestone, chalk and clay. 

100% destemming and crushing - ageing in stainless steel tanks for 8 months.

a blend of Minustellu, an old Corsican

variety characterised by its fresh and spicy notes and a deep colour, and Nielucciu, the emblematic variety of Patrimonio region

with its complex and powerful aromas, contribute to a remarkable flavour profile and an imposing structure of the wine without
being too tannic. May be served slightly chilled (12 ° C).

Patrimonio
Domaine Orenga

100% Niellucciu in limestone, chalk and clay soils. Direct pressing of grapes completed by saignée - fermentation temperature between 18 - 20°C - maturation in stainless steel vats.

Light pink colour, red berry aromas (red currant, raspberry) and floral notes. Round and fresh, a velvety and crispy wine.

Muscat du Cap Corse
Domaine Orenga

100% Muscat à petits grains

24 hours skin maceration - pressing - fermentation between 21-23°C in French oak - fortification in oak with grape spirit. Vanilla and floral tones, mineral undertones,  intense jammy citrus notes with honey.

PRESS REVIEW

Bettane & Desseauve 2019

Muscat Classique OG millésime 2017 2 stars **
White Patrimonio Cuvée Felice 2018 2 stars **
Red Patrimonio Cuvée Felice 2016  2 stars **

Bettane & Desseauve Prix Plaisir 2018

Impassitu Muscat AOP du Cap Corse 2013 Gold Medal
White Patrimonio Cuvée Felice 2016 Bronze Medal 

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