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 as big chief from his father, he has started a lot of new and interesting experiments. He’s very curious and passionate about wine and has has left this island many times to travel and learn more. This was something we really felt in the wines first time we had the opportunity to try them.


Except passion when it comes to wine and vinification, Thomas is also looking at how he can make out the most of his land, and have found out that using some biodynamic treatments and to follow the lunar calendar 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.

Soils are limestone and schist here and in a very good shape because no one here fancied to start use herbicides and pesticides when that trend came in in the 70’s.

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

2017 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 macerated with the skins for 4 weeks before pressing and ageing on the lees in one stainless steel tank until bottling in May 2018.


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 bottled in May 2018.


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 undergoes 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.


2017 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 2018.


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 4-5 weeks with minimum extraction, before pressed and aged in stainless steel tanks until bottled in May 2018.