Domaine Santa maria

Domaine Santa Maria, Saint Florent, Patrimonio

Thomas Santamaria is the 6:th generation to make wine here and since he very recently took over his father’s job as the big chief, he has started a lot of new and interesting experiments. He’s very curious and passionate about wine and has left this island many times to travel and learn more. This was something we really felt in the wines, the first time we had the opportunity to try them.


Except for the passion he feels for the wine and vinification, Thomas also looks at how he can make the most out of his land. He has realized by using biodynamic treatments and following the lunar calendar that this is the right way to go for him.

Today the Domaine has in total 30 hectares, spread out over 3 different communes: Oletta, Olmeta-di-Tuda and St.-Florent in Patrimonio, northern Corsica.

The type of soils here are limestone and schist and are in a very good shape because no one fancied to start using herbicides and pesticides when that trend came in the 70’s.

The wines are elegant, expressive and fun. The reds are salty, the whites mineral, and there are some crazy orange stuff.

2017 Patrimonio Blanc

Soil: Limestone
Grape: Vermentino
Appellation: Patrimonio
Age of Vines: Planted in 1988
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and then macerated with the skins for 2 hours before pressing, fermentation on stainless steel tanks and ageing on the lees until bottling in May 2018.


2018 Montre Tes Yeux Blanc

Soil: Schist
Grape: Vermentino
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: Planted in 1992
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and then very light skin maceration for 8 months before pressing and ageing on the lees in one stainless steel tank until bottling in May 2019.


2017 Patrimonio Rosé

Soil: Limestone
Grape: 80% Nielluccio, 10% Cinsault, 10% Grenache
Appellation: Patrimonio
Age of Vines: Planted 1957-1990
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: 80% of the grapes undergo direct press, the rest is macerated with the skins for 4 weeks. After pressing, the wine is blended and aged in stainless steel tanks until bottled in May 2018.


2018 Montre Tes Yeux Rouge

Soil: Schist
Grape: Cinsault
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: Planted in 1957
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and macerated for 4-5 weeks with minimum extraction, before pressed and aged in stainless steel tanks until bottled in May 2019.


2016 Tranoï Rouge

Soil: Schist
Grape: Grenache
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: Planted in 1990
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and macerated for 10 days with minimum extraction, before pressed and aged in stainless steel tanks until bottled in May 2018.


2018 Tranoï Rouge

Soil: Schist
Grape: Grenache
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: Planted in 1990
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and maceration for 10 days with minimum extraction, before pressed and aged in stainless steel tanks until bottled in May 2019.